The first Nigerian-American to be elected to the United States Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning with Kwara State born, Oye Owolewa being elected as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C.
Though he will be representing the United States capital in the House of Representatives, Owolewa, however, will not have a vote in the US Congress as he will remain a nominal member.
The first generation Nigerian-American has a doctorate in pharmacy and was in 2018 elected commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast DC.
He has been a champion for Washington D.C. to be given statehood. He is expected to use his new position to continue the struggle to give the District of Columbia as the American capital is known its crave for statehood.