Eight Nigerian-American politicians have won legislative offices in the United States midterm elections.
They won seats in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia (DC)
The Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) released a list of the victors and their offices.
Gabe Okoye won Georgia State Representative, District 102; Segun Adeyina won Georgia State Representative, District 110.
Tish Naghise was elected Georgia State Representative for District 68, and Phil Olaleye was elected Georgia State Representative for District 59.
Carol Kazeem is Pennsylvania State Representative, District 159; Oye Owolewa, U.S. House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C.
Solomon Adesanya, now Georgia State Representative in District 43; Esther Agbaje was reelected as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B.
The Federal Government has congratulated the politicians on their successes
Amb. Lot Egopija, Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York, said the triumph showed the doggedness of Nigerians to survive everywhere.
“We are not surprised. We are happy, and we are delighted about the victory”, he told NAN.
The envoy advised others aspiring to be elected into offices not to give up their ambition.