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Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye To Be Elected As A US Representative

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.

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This was disclosed by ABC 7 News via its Twitter handle early on Wednesday morning.

It tweeted,

“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.

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.

Source: Nairametrics

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