Two Nigerian-Americans broke government records in US election 2020

Two Nigerian-Americans, Esther Agbaje, and Oye Owolewa, rose triumphant in the 2020 US political decision, breaking two records.

While Agbaje won an administrative seat in Minnesota House of Representatives, Owolewa was chosen into the US House of Representatives.

Agbaje set the precedent for being the main Nigerian-American in the Minnesota governing body(legislative).

Agbaje vanquished her nearest rival, Alan Shilepsky, by a surprising margin.

She scored a sum of 17,396 votes, which speaks to 74.6 percent of the all out votes cast.

Shilepsky, a candidate for the Republican Party, scored 4,128 votes, speaking to 17.7 percent of the all out votes cast.



Agbaje graduated with a law degree from Harvard University also got her Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, and has served in the U.S. Division of State, among others.

35 year-old Agbaje affirmed that she would speak to District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the foundation of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFLP), an offshoot of the U.S. Progressive faction, on her site.


Owolewa was chosen as a shadow individual from the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia.

As indicated by political decision results on the site of the District of Columbia Board of Elections on Wednesday morning, Owolewa surveyed 81.59 percent of the votes, which speaks to 164,026 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who scored 18,600 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 15,372 votes.

Owolewa’s dad is from Kwara State and mother from Oyo State. He is a Ph.D holder in Pharmacy from Northeastern University, Boston.

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