Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye elected a Shadow US Rep


A Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye Owolewa, has been elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.

This ABC 7 News via its Twitter hhandle had early on Wednesday morning tweeted that he would be elected.

It tweeted, “Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”

It was clear that Owolewa was going to emerge victorious, going by the collated results about seven hours ago.

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 PhD holder in Pharmacy from the 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. (with additional reports from Nairametrics)

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