Uzoma Asagwara: Nigerian elected into Canada's legislature

Uzoma Asagwara elected into Canada’s legislature

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Uzoma Asagwara, a 39-year-old Nigerian-Canadian, has been elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.

Her election was in deed a historic one in the country as becomes the first black person to be elected into a public office in Manitoba.

According to CBC News, she was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house.

As the results were coming in on Tuesday, September 10, Asagwara told CBC News that elected officials in the province should really portray the people and communities that are in Manitoba.

She has been working within her community as a psychiatric nurse and for long has been a community activist in Winnipeg.

Uzoma said she is grateful to everyone, who has supported them long before the election.

The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, she is also an athlete.

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