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Hon. Dabiri-Erwa Felicitates with Oye Owolewa, First Nigerian to Win USA Congressional Seat

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission ( NIDCOM) has congratulated Mr Oye Owolewa, the
first Nigerian to be elected into the US House of Representatives.

In the letter of congratulations, Dabiri-Erewa was pleased with the
wonderful feat of Mr Owolewa, describing it as well deserved.

She acknowledged the sterling qualities of Owolewa as a role model to
the youths and a good ambassador of Nigeria which endeared him to the
grassroot leading to his historical election into the US Parliament.

She advised him to diligently carry out his duties as a new congressman
in such a way as to positively impact on the community who entrusted him
with their votes.

Despite the campaign being toilsome, Owolewa pulled through and won.

” This goes to show that with dedication, hardwork, resilience and
prayer one can achieve just about anything”, Dabiri-Erewa said.

In a landslide victory, Owolewa won his USA congressional seat over his
Republican counterparts representing the Washington DC metropolis in
the USA House of Representatives with 82.65% of votes which represents
135,234 votes.

Oye Owolewa, a Nigerian born Democrat, hails from Omu-Aran Local
Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria.

He is a Ph.D holder In Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston
USA and represents the District of Colombia under the Democratic party.

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