No fewer than 9 Nigerian Individuals are on the poll in tomorrow’s basic elections in america.
Operating totally on the platform of the Democratic Get together, the candidates are bidding for various places of work on the federal, state and native ranges.
NAN stories that in addition to the presidential election, governorship polls are holding in 11 states and two territories, along with oth- er 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-vot- ing) seat within the Home of Representatives.
Owolewa, a Ph.D 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 embrace preventing 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 impartial candidate to characterize the state of Tennessee within the U.S. Senate.
Faparusi holds a doctorate in Medication from the College of Ibadan, a Ph.D. in Well being from Johns Hopkins College, and Juris Doctorate from the Widener College College of Legislation, 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 optimistic voice for all Nigerians within the U.S. Senate, and provoking Individuals of African or Nigerian descent to hunt public workplace within the nation.
In Missouri, a Republican managed state, Mr Yinka Faleti from Lagos is the Democratic Get together flag-bearer within the election for the workplace of Secretary of State.
Based on Wikipedia, Faleti was within the U.S. Military as an active- responsibility officer from 1998 to 2004. He served in Kuwait, first below Op- eration Desert Spring and later as half Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 44-year-old father of 4 holds a Bachelor’s diploma from america Navy Academy, West Level, and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College College of Legislation.
His targets 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 operating 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 hous- ing, 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 defeat- ing his challenger, Robert Haynes, on the main. He holds a Bache- lor 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 dealing with he 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–Labor 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, defeat- ed longtime state Consultant Raymond Dehn within the get together’s main in August.
She is considered one of considered one of 4 progressive greenhorns who defeated established Democratic legislators within the main.
Agbaje has a regulation 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 “technology that has suffered quite a few setbacks”, she seeks to convey 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 operating on the Democratic Get together’s ticket for Decide of the Seventh Circuit Court docket in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
For her half, Akubuike, a authorized practitioner, is an impartial can- didate for choose of the Minnesota 2nd District Court docket Place 8.
Akubuike studied regulation in Nigeria,
and labored within the banking sector earlier than transferring to the U.S. the place she graduated from the Mitchell Hamline College of Legislation.
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 Depart-
ment of Transportation, he’s vying on the platform of Nationwide Get together.
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