The first Nigerian-American, Mr Oye Owolewa to be elected to the United States Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C.
This was disclosed by ABC 7 News via its Twitter handle early on Wednesday morning.
“Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”
Based on the results, Oye had 82.65% of the votes, which represents 135,234 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who had 15,541 votes,
and Sohaer Syed with 12,846 votes.
JUST IN: Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) November 4, 2020
Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara State and mother is from Oyo, is aiming for a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House of Representatives.
Owolewa, a Ph.D. holder in Pharmacy from Northeastern University, Boston, is seeking to represent the District of Columbia under the Democratic Party.
If elected, the 30-year-old would be the first Nigerian congressman in the country’s history.