Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye Owolewa, will be elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.
This is according to a tweet by ABC 7 News in early hours of Wednesday.
“Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”
Based on the election 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, 30, hails from Omu-Aran in Kwara state.
Owolewa is one out of the nine Nigerian-Americans contesting in the U.S. elections.
Owolewa, holds a PhD holder in Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston.
Felicitations pour in
Nigeria’s former Senate President, Abubakar Saraki has taken to his Twitter handle to congratulate the Kwara born on his victory.
Source: Daily Trust