Big win as 31-year-old Adeoye Owolewa becomes 1st Nigerian to be elected to US Congress. A Nigerian living in the United States identified as Adeoye Owolewa has been elected to the country’s Congress, becoming the first to do so.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent Washington DC in the House of Representatives.
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.
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