Just In: Two Nigerians—Agbaje, Oye—win in US elections


Two Nigerian-Americans have reportedly won their respective positions in the ongoing United States general elections. 



No fewer than nine Nigerian-Americans vied for different positions in the election. Two has been declared winner. 


At the federal level, Oye Owolewa, who hails from Kwara State, is aiming for a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House of Representatives. 


The 31-year-old politician on Wednesday won the election by pulling 82.65% of the total votes cast, which represents 135,234 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who had 15,541 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 12,846 votes.


Similarly, Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives. She pulled a total of 17,396 votes, which represents 74.7% of the total ballots cast, defeating her closets opponent Alan Shilepsky. 


Shilepsky garnered 4,126 votes, which represents 17.7% of the total votes cast. 


However, Agbaje will represent District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.

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