A Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, has recorded victory in the United States elections as she clinched the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States.
Agbaje, 35, who contested to represent District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the US Democratic Party, is a Nigerian-born American.
This is coming after another Nigerian-American, Oye Owolewa, was elected as a shadow member of the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia.
According to election results available on the website of the District of Columbia Board of Elections, Owolewa polled 81.59% of the votes, which represents 164,026 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who scored 18,600 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 15,372 votes.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has congratulated Esther Agbaje for winning the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States.
This was contained in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit (NIDCOM), in Abuja on Wednesday.
Dabiri-Erewa rejoiced with Agbaje for being the first Nigerian-American in the Minnesota legislature.
According to the congratulatory message, the NIDCOM boss was excited that more Nigerians are showing their interest in impacting good governance in their countries of residence.
She said the election of Agbaje in the Minnesota House of Representatives was a testimony that Nigerians were capable of being trusted with position of authority.
Agbaje’s victory makes her the first Nigerian-American in the Minnesota legislature.