As america of America heads to the polls on Tuesday, at least 9 Nigerian-Individuals are on the poll for numerous elective places of work.
Other than the presidential election, governorship elections are going down in 11 states and two territories whereas congressional elections are additionally holding for all 435 seats of the US Home of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats within the Senate.
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 North-Japanese College, Boston, is in search of to symbolize the District of Columbia (DC) underneath the Democratic Celebration.
Yomi Faparusi, an Ibadan-born native of Ode-Ekiti in Ekiti State, is vying as an unbiased candidate to symbolize the state of Tennessee within the US Senate.
Faparusi holds a doctorate in Drugs from the College of Ibadan, a PhD in Well being from John Hopkins College, and Juris Doctorate from the Widener College College of Legislation, Delaware.
This isn’t his first shot on the US Congress – in 2014 and 2016, he vied for the Republican Celebration’s ticket to the Home of Representatives however misplaced on each events, Come up Information experiences.
Faparusi’s priorities embrace being a constructive voice for all Nigerians within the US and galvanizing Individuals of African or Nigerian descent to hunt public workplace within the nation.
In Missouri, a Republican-controlled state, Yinka Faleti from Lagos is the Democratic Celebration flag-bearer within the election for the workplace of Secretary of State.
Faleti was within the US Military as an active-duty officer from 1998 to 2004.
He served in Kuwait, first underneath Operation Desert Spring and later as a part of 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 embrace safety of the “proper to vote for Missouri households” and guaranteeing elected officers hear the folks’s voices.
Paul Akinjo from Ondo is working for election to the California State Meeting underneath the Democratic Celebration to symbolize District 12.
Akinjo as soon as served as Vice Mayor of Lathrop, California, and within the US 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 symbolize District 34 within the state’s Home of Representatives.
Kuforiji, initially from Ibadan, Oyo, secured the Democratic Celebration’s ticket on September 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 Celebration, whom he’s going through on Tuesday.
Esther Agbaje is in search of to symbolize District 59B within the Minnesota Home of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–farmer-labour Celebration (DFLP), an affiliate of the US Democratic Celebration.
The 35-year-old daughter of an Episcopal priest and a librarian, each Nigerian immigrants, defeated long-time state Consultant Raymond Dehn within the occasion’s main in August.
She is one in every 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 US Division of State, amongst others.
As a millennial, a “era that has suffered quite a few setbacks”, she seeks to deliver a recent 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 Celebration’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 choose of the Minnesota 2nd District Courtroom Place 8.
Akubuike studied legislation in Nigeria, then labored within the banking sector earlier than transferring to the US 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 US in 1982, is contesting for a seat within the Brooklyn Park Metropolis Council of Minnesota to symbolize the East District.
An engineer with the Minnesota Division of Transportation, he’s vying on the platform of the Nationwide Celebration.
He’s a former president of the Affiliation of Nigerian Engineers in Minnesota.