A Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye Owolewa, has been elected as a Shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.
This was disclosed by ABC 7 News via its Twitter handle early on Wednesday morning.
It tweeted, “Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”
Based on the 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.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former Senate President, Abubakar Saraki has taken to his Twitter handle to congratulate the Kwara born on his victory.