The United States mid-term election saw some Americans of Nigerian descent emerge victorious in various positions.
Results have been released for most states while other states are still tallying votes to determine winners of the election which was held on November 8.
In the wake of the development, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his
“Restating his unflinching support for every Nigerian excelling at home and abroad, President Buhari believes that compatriots who succeed in good causes are assets to the nation and the continent, noting that their contributions will always be remembered and celebrated,” presidential aide Femi Adesina said in a statement on Wednesday.
Below are some of the Nigerians that have been declared winners in the election:
1. Segun Adeyina
Segun Adeyina. Facebook/Segun Adeyina
He won for Georgia State Representative in District 110.
2. Gabe Okoye
Gabe Okoye. Facebook/Gabe Okoye
Okoye won for Georgia State Representative in District 102.
3. Solomon Adesanya
Solomon Adesanya. Facebook/Solomon Adesanya
He was elected as the Georgia State Representative, District 43.
4. Tish Naghise
Tish Naghise. Facebook/Tish Naghise
Nagishe was elected as Georgia State Representative District 68.
5. Phil Olaleye
Phil Olaleye. Facebook/Phil Olaleye
Elected as Georgia State Representative District 59.
6. Carol Kazeem
Carol Kazeem. Facebook/Carol Kazeem
Kazeem won the Pennsylvania State Representative District 159.
7. Dr. Oye Owolewa
Oye Owolewa. Facebook/Oye Owolewa
Owolewa got re-elected to the US House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington DC.
8. Esther Agbaje
Esther Agbaje. Twitter/@go4esther
She won her seat as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B