November 28, 2020

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2020 US Election: Oye Owolewa becomes first Nigerian Congressman

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US-based Nigerian, Oye Owolewa has won the election as a US Representative for Washington DC, making him the first Nigerian ever into the US congress.

Oye Owolewa

Based on the result of the election, the 30-year-old under the Democratic Party had 82.65% of the total votes, ahead of his fellow contenders, Joyce Robinson-Paul and Sohaer Syed.

Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara State and mother is from Oyo is now one of the Nigerians in Diaspora making the country proud.

Oye Owolewa wins election for DC U.S. Representative

In a tweet via Twitter, the All Progressive Party, APC, UK acknowledged the Democrat’s victory. They wrote;

“1st Nigerian-American to be elected to the US Congress emerged on Wednesday morning with @followKWSG State born, Mr Oye Owolewa (@AdeoyeOwolewa) being elected as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C. 👉CONGRATS 👏🍾 #ProudlyNigerian”

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