Politics Nigeria 9 Nigerians contesting in U.S. elections on Tuesday

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NAN reports that apart from the presidential election, governorship polls are holding in 11 states and two territories, as well as to different state and local elections.

Congressional elections are also holding on Tuesday with all of the 435 seats within the U.S. House of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats within the Senate up for grabs.

At 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 House of Representatives.

Owolewa, a Ph.D holder in Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston, is in search of to represent the District of Columbia (DC) under the Democratic Party.

If elected, the 30-year-old, whose agenda embody combating income inequality within the U.S., could be the first Nigerian congressman within the nation’s historical past.

Also on the federal degree, Mr Yomi Faparusi, an Ibadan-born native of Ode-Ekiti in Ekiti State, is vying as an impartial candidate to represent the state of Tennessee within the U.S. Senate.

Faparusi holds a doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ibadan, a Ph.D. in Health from Johns Hopkins University, and Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law, Delaware.

This shouldn’t be his first shot on the U.S. Congress. In 2014 and 2016, he vied for the Republican Party’s ticket to the House of Representatives, but lost in both events

Faparusi’s priorities embody being a constructive voice for all Nigerians within the U.S. Senate, and provoking Americans of African or Nigerian descent to search public workplace within the nation.

In Missouri, a Republican managed state, Mr Yinka Faleti from Lagos is the Democratic Party flagbearer within the election for the workplace of Secretary of State.

According to Wikipedia, Faleti was within the U.S. Army as an active-duty officer from 1998 to 2004. He served in Kuwait, first under Operation Desert Spring and later as half Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 44-year-old father of 4 holds a Bachelor’s diploma from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington University School of Law.

His goals as a Secretary of State embody protection of the “right to vote for Missouri families”, and making certain elected officers hear the people’s voice.

Also on the state degree, Mr Paul Akinjo from Ondo, is working for election to the California State Assembly under the Democratic Party to represent District 12.

Akinjo once served as Vice Mayor of Lathrop, California, and within the U.S. Army Reserve from 1982 to 1989. His priorities embody housing, immigration and transportation.

In Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, Adewunmi Kuforiji is aspiring to represent District 34 within the state House of Representatives.

Kuforiji, initially from Ibadan, Oyo, secured the Democratic Party’s ticket on Sept. 15 after defeating his challenger, Robert Haynes, on the major. He holds a Bachelor in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Delaware State University.

In the 2018 mid-term elections, he vied for a similar position but lost to the incumbent, Lyndon Yearick, of the Republican Party, whom he is dealing with he on Tuesday.

Also on the state degree, Ms Esther Agbaje, is in search of to represent District 59B within the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFLP), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party.

The 35-year-old daughter of an Episcopal priest and a librarian, both Nigerian immigrants, defeated longtime state Representative Raymond Dehn within the party’s major in August.

She is one of one of 4 progressive greenhorns who defeated established Democratic legislators within the major.

Agbaje has a legislation diploma from Harvard University, a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, and has served within the U.S. Department of State, amongst others.

As a millennial, a “generation that has suffered numerous setbacks”, she seeks to convey a recent perspective and new ideas to authorities.

On the poll on the local authorities degree are April Ademiluyi, Ngozi Akubuike and Benjamin Osemenam.

Ademiluyi, 39, is working on the Democratic Party’s ticket for Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

For her half, Akubuike, a authorized practitioner, is an impartial candidate for decide of the Minnesota 2nd District Court Position 8.

Akubuike studied legislation in Nigeria, then labored within the banking sector before transferring to the U.S. the place she graduated from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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 City Council of Minnesota to represent East District.

An engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, he is vying on the platform of National Party.

He is a former president of the Association of Nigerian Engineers in Minnesota.

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