US Election: Minister Congratulates 31-Year-Old Nigerian For Winning Seat In Congress

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Sports Minister Sunday Dare
US Election: Minister Congratulates 31-Year-Old Nigerian For Winning Seat In Congress - Vantage News Nigeria
Sunday Dare

The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has congratulated Adeoye Owolewa for winning 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.

His election under the Democratic Party made him the first Nigerian-American to achieve the feat.

Election results on the website of the District of Columbia Board of Elections showed that Owolewa polled 81.59% of the total votes cast, beating Joyce Robinson-Paul and Sohaer Syed.

Owolewa, who holds a PhD in Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, was born to a father from Kwara state and a mother from Oyo state.

Dare took to his twitter account to congratulate Owolewa.

He tweeted, “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.”

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