A Nigerian, Adeoye Owolewa has joined the list of diaspora Nigerians making the country proud,as he has just been elected to the US Congress.
Recall that we reported that Adeoye Owolewa was among 9 Nigerians running for elective positions in the US.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent the Columbia district DC in a shadow “non voting” seat in the House of Representatives.
Oye Owolewa, who has a PhD in Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston, and whose father is from Kwara State and mother is from Oyo, is the first Nigerian congressman in the country’s history.
Based on results at the polls, as reported by ABC News, Owolewa had 82.65% of the votes, which represents 135,234 votes against his closest rival Joyce Robinson-Paul, who had 15,541 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 12,846 votes.