The ongoing US 2020 election waves have sparkles in favour of a Nigerian, Oye Owolewa who is elected as a United States Representative.
The newly emerged 31-Year-Old Nigerian who contested under the platform of Democratic Party as a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) House of Representative member out of the District of Columbia (DC).
Owolewa garnered 164, 026 representing 81.59 percent of the entire vote counts to humbles his close distance contender who polled 18,600 votes representing 9.25 percent.
Oye Owolewa Profile
Reacting to the development, the Kwara born took to his Instagram — with handle @Oye4dc, he wrote: “Good morning. Looks like we did it. I want to thank everyone, from family and close friends to District of Columbia residents.
”Because of your contributions and sacrifices, I stand before you as America’s first Nigerian-American congressman.
“In this role, I am going to fight for DC statehood and bring our values to the lawmaking process. While today is the day for celebrations, the hard work also follows.
”Thanks so much for everything. I wouldn’t be here without you all.”
US 2020 election live update
Meanwhile, the US 2020 election live update saw the Democratic’s Biden on 248 Electoral votes with 70,930,815 vote count. While Republican Trump seats behind with 214 Electoral votes as he garnered 67,911,481 vote counts.