in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Democrat 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, described it as well deserved.
She also 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 then 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 represented
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.