US Hails Owolewa’s Feat As First Nigerian-American Elected To Congress

The United States Mission in Nigeria has applauded the feat achieved by 31-year-old Oye Owolewa in the 2020 election.

@USinNigeria made this known in a congratulatory tweet on Thursday night, describing it as ‘historic’.

Owolewa was on Tuesday elected as a shadow member of the US House of Representatives from the District of Columbia, making him the first Nigerian-American to achieve the milestone.

According to election results on the website of the District of Columbia Board of Elections on Wednesday morning, Owolewa polled 81.59% of the votes, which represents 164,026 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who scored 18,600 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 15,372 votes.

Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara State and mother is from Oyo State, was elected on the platform of the Democratic Party

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