Oye Owolewa , a Nigerian based in USA has been elected to the United States Congress.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Oye Owolewa who is from Kwara State holds a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Pharmacy from the North-Eastern University, Boston.
Oye Owolewa, 31, contested on the platform of the Democratic Party as a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) House of Representative member out of the District of Columbia (DC).
He is now the first Nigerian congressman in America’s history.
Owolewa sharing the news on his Facebook page, he wrote, “Good morning. Looks like we did it! I want to thank everyone, from family and close friends to DC residents. Because of your contributions and sacrifices, I stand before you as America’s first Nigerian-American congressman.
“In this role, I’m going to fight for DC statehood and bring our values to the lawmaking process. While today is a day for some celebration, the hard work also follows. Again, thanks so much for everything. I wouldnt be here without you all.”
Good morning. Looks like WE DID IT!!! I want to thank everyone, from family and close friends to DC residents. Because…