9 Nigerians contesting in Tuesday’s U.S. elections
No fewer than 9 Nigerian People are on the poll in Tuesday’s basic elections in the US, the Information Company of Nigeria experiences.
Operating totally on the platform of the Democratic Get together, the candidates are bidding for various workplaces on the federal, state and native ranges.
Apart from the presidential election, governorship polls are holding in 11 states and two territories, along with different state and native elections.
Congressional elections are additionally holding on Tuesday with all of the 435 seats within the U.S. Home of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats within the Senate up for grabs.
On the federal degree, Mr Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara and mom from Oyo, is aiming for a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat within the Home of Representatives.
Owolewa, a PhD holder in Pharmacy from the Northeastern College, Boston, is looking for to characterize the District of Columbia (DC) below the Democratic Get together.
If elected, the 30-year-old, whose agenda contains combating earnings inequality within the U.S., can be the primary Nigerian congressman within the nation’s historical past.
Additionally on the federal degree, Mr Yomi Faparusi, an Ibadan-born native of Ode-Ekiti in Ekiti State, is vying as an unbiased candidate to characterize the state of Tennessee within the U.S. Senate.
Faparusi holds a doctorate in Medication from the College of Ibadan, a PhD in Well being from Johns Hopkins College, and Juris Doctorate from the Widener College College of Regulation, Delaware.
This isn’t his first shot on the U.S. Congress. In 2014 and 2016, he vied for the Republican Get together’s ticket to the Home of Representatives however misplaced in each events
Faparusi’s priorities embrace being a constructive voice for all Nigerians within the U.S. Senate and galvanizing People of African or Nigerian descent to hunt public workplace within the nation.
In Missouri, a Republican-controlled state, Mr Yinka Faleti from Lagos is the Democratic Get together flagbearer within the election for the workplace of Secretary of State.
Based on Wikipedia, Faleti was within the U.S. Military as an active-duty officer from 1998 to 2004. He served in Kuwait, first below Operation Desert Spring and later as half Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 44-year-old father of 4 holds a Bachelor’s diploma from the US Navy Academy, West Level, and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College College of Regulation.
His objectives as a Secretary of State embrace safety of the “proper to vote for Missouri households”, and making certain elected officers hear the individuals’s voice.
Additionally on the state degree, Mr Paul Akinjo from Ondo is working for election to the California State Meeting below the Democratic Get together to characterize District 12.
Akinjo as soon as served as Vice Mayor of Lathrop, California, and within the U.S. Military Reserve from 1982 to 1989. His priorities embrace housing, immigration and transportation.
In Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, Adewunmi Kuforiji is aspiring to characterize District 34 within the state Home of Representatives.
Kuforiji, initially from Ibadan, Oyo, secured the Democratic Get together’s ticket on Sept. 15 after defeating his challenger, Robert Haynes, on the main. He holds a Bachelor in Accounting and a Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration from the Delaware State College.
Within the 2018 mid-term elections, he vied for a similar place however misplaced to the incumbent, Lyndon Yearick, of the Republican Get together, whom he’s going through him on Tuesday.
Additionally on the state degree, Ms Esther Agbaje, is looking for to characterize District 59B within the Minnesota Home of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–farmer-labour Get together (DFLP), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Get together.
The 35-year-old daughter of an Episcopal priest and a librarian, each Nigerian immigrants, defeated longtime state Consultant Raymond Dehn within the get together’s main in August.
She is certainly one of 4 progressive greenhorns who defeated established Democratic legislators within the main.
Agbaje has a legislation diploma from Harvard College, a Grasp’s from the College of Pennsylvania, and has served within the U.S. Division of State, amongst others.
As a millennial, a “era that has suffered quite a few setbacks”, she seeks to carry a contemporary perspective and new concepts to authorities.
On the poll on the native authorities degree are April Ademiluyi, Ngozi Akubuike and Benjamin Osemenam.
Ademiluyi, 39, is working on the Democratic Get together’s ticket for Decide of the Seventh Circuit Courtroom in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
For her half, Akubuike, a authorized practitioner, is an unbiased candidate for decide of the Minnesota 2nd District Courtroom Place 8.
Akubuike studied legislation in Nigeria, then labored within the banking sector earlier than shifting to the U.S. the place she graduated from the Mitchell Hamline College of Regulation.
She has served in a number of capacities, together with authorized supervisor for the state of Minnesota.
Osemenam, who moved to the U.S. in 1982, is contesting for a seat within the Brooklyn Park Metropolis Council of Minnesota to characterize East District.
An engineer with the Minnesota Division of Transportation, he’s vying on the platform of Nationwide Get together.
He’s a former president of the Affiliation of Nigerian Engineers in Minnesota.(NAN)
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