31 year old Nigerian-born democrat, Oye, becomes the first Nigerian to be elected as United Sates House of Representative Member

Young Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye, Elected As United States House Of Representative Member.

Oye Owolewa, has been elected to the United States Congress.

Owolewa who hails from Kwara holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in Pharmacy from the North-Eastern University, Boston, contested on the platform of the Democratic Party as a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) House of Representative member out of the District of Columbia (DC).

Sharing the news on his Facebook page, he wrote, “Good morning. Looks like we did it! I want to thank everyone, from family and close friends to DC residents. Because of your contributions and sacrifices, I stand before you as America’s first Nigerian-American congressman.

“In this role, I’m going to fight for DC statehood and bring our values to the lawmaking process. While today is a day for some celebration, the hard work also follows. Again, thanks so much for everything. I wouldn’t be here without you

 

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