US election: Oye Owolewa made Nigeria proud – Youths Minister, Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, described the feat achieved by 31-year-old Oye Owolewa in the 2020 United States election as national pride.

The minister made this known in a post on his official Twitter page.

He wrote, “Congrats are in place for the 31-year-old Adeoye Owolewa for making Nigeria proud by being the first Nigerian to win a seat in the United States Congress.”

Owolewa was on Tuesday elected as a shadow member of the US House of Representatives from the District of Columbia.

This makes him the first Nigerian-American to achieve the milestone.

Owolewa, an indigene of Kwara State was elected on the platform of the Democratic Party.

Also, another Nigerian-American, 35-year-old Esther Agbaje, emerged victorious in the election after winning a legislative seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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