US Senate Welcomes First Nigerian-American Congressman

US Senate Welcomes First Nigerian-American Congressman

Mr Oye Owolewa has become the first Nigerian-American to be elected to the US Congress. The 30-year-old is going to the US Senate to represent the District of Columbia (DC) as a shadow congressman under the Democratic Party.

Owolewa scored a whopping 164,026 votes, representing 82.84 per cent of the total votes cast. Voters in DC elect two shadow senators, who are not officially sworn or seated by the US Senate.

These non-voting delegates can vote in committees, speak on the floor of the chamber, and sponsor legislation, but cannot vote at plenary.

Omolewa wrote on Instagram.