‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, congratulated eight Nigerian-Americans, including Segun Adeyina and Gabe Okoye on their victory during the midterm elections in the United States.
Adeyina, Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, and Phil Olaleye all won their legislative seats as State Representatives in their Districts, in Georgia.
Similarly, Carol Kazeem won the Pennsylvania State Representative in District 159, Esther Agbaje was re-elected as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B, while Dr Oye Owolewa was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C.
In congratulatory message, President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who prayed for their successful tenure in office, thank them for “their invaluable support and partnerships, over the years, with groups affiliated with the ideals and objectives of Nigerians in Diaspora associations in the United States”.
Restating his unflinching support for every Nigerian excelling at home and abroad, President Buhari, expressed his belief that compatriots who succeed in good causes are assets to the nation and the continent, noting that their contributions will always be remembered and celebrated
Dabiri-Erewa celebrates Nigerians on their election victory in US
Similarly, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has applauded the victory achieved by Nigerians that won major seats in the just concluded elections in the United States.
In a press statement Wednesday, the NiDCOM Boss was elated by this development and congratulates each of them for their victories.
Dabiri-Erewa noted with nostalgia that these Nigerians have brought not only fame to themselves but have used their God given talents, skills, hard work and resilient spirit to shore up the image of the country.
This feat has shown their leadership prowess and ability to succeed.
Just last Night in the United States, some Nigerian- Americans won major District Representative seats.
Segun Adeyina, won for Georgia State Representative in District 110, Gabe Okoye also won for Georgia State Representative in District 102.
Others are: Solomon Adesanya, Georgia State Representative, District 43, Tish Naghise, Georgia State Representative District 68, Phil Olaleye, Georgia State Representative District 59, Carol Kazeem, Pennsylvania State Representative District 159.
Similarly, the duo of Dr. Oye Owolewa and Esther Agbaje were re- elected.
While Dr. Oye Owolewa got re- elected to the US House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington DC, Esther Agbaje won her seat for Minnesota State Representative in District 59B.
The elated NIDCOM Boss congratulated them wishing them more wisdom and knowledge in the discharge of their duties.
She also congratulated NAPAC (Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee), a diaspora professional organization in the US that collectively mobilizes support for Nigerian Americans involved in Politics and Public Service in the US.
“Congratulations to you all and keep making Nigerians proud, we love you and will keep celebrating you”.