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AMERICAN ELECTION: TWO NIGERIANS WIN SEATS INTO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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Two Nigerians have won seats in the ongoing United States of America. They are Oye Omolewa and Esther Agbaje. Both of them were elected into the House of Representatives of the their various Districts. Omolewa, a pharmacist by profession is to represent the District of Clumbia while Agbaje, a lady lawyer, is to represent Minnesto. Elected as a shadow United States Representatives out of the District Columbia. Omolewa got 135, 234 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul who got 15, 541 votes and Sohaer Syed who scored 12, 846 votes. Omolewa got 82. 65%. Agbaje scored 17, 396 votes which represents 74. 6 percent against closest rival, Alan Shilepsky who got only 4, 128 representing 17. 7 percent. Unlike Agbaje, Omolewa contested under contested under the Democratic Party as Joe Biden.

Agbaje confirmed that she would be representing District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFLP), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party, on her website. The 35-year-old daughter of an Episcopal priest and librarian, both Nigerian immigrants, defeated longtime state Representative Raymond Dehn in the party’s primary in August. She is one of four progressive greenhorns who defeated established Democratic legislators in the primary. Agbaje has a law degree from Harvard University, a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, and has served in the U.S. Department of State, among others.

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