Eight Nigerian-Americans have won legislative seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States.
In Georgia State, Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, and Phil Olaleye won their legislative seats as State Representatives in their districts.
Similarly, Carol Kazeem won the Pennsylvania State Representative seat in District 159; Esther Agbaje was re-elected as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B, while Dr. Oye Owolewa was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian-Americans on their victory.
Buhari, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, wished them a successful tenure in office, and thanked them for their invaluable support and partnerships, over the years, with groups affiliated with the ideals and objectives of Nigerians in Diaspora associations in the United States.
Restating his unflinching support for every Nigerian excelling at home and abroad, Bihari said that “compatriots who succeed in good causes are assets to the nation and the continent,” noting that their contributions will always be remembered and celebrated.