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Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija

U.S. midterm elections: Consul-General congratulates 8 Nigerian-Americans on victory

Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija
Solomon Adesanya
Gabe Okoye
Tish Naghise
Phil Olaleye
Carol Kazeem
Esther Agbaje
Dr. Oye Owolewa
Segun Adeyina

By Cecilia Ologunagba

New York, Nov. 9, 2022

Amb. Lot Egopija, Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, has congratulated eight Nigerian Americans on their victory in the U.S. midterm elections.

Egopija told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the victory showed the doggedness of Nigerians to survive everywhere.

“We are not surprised. I want to wish all others, who are aspiring to do the same to continue to press on, hope is on the way.

“We are happy, and we are delighted about the victory,” he said.

According to the list provided by the Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), Segun Adeyina won for Georgia State Representative in District 110, while Gabe Okoye won for Georgia State Representative in District 102.

Solomon Adesanya, Georgia State Representative in District 43; Tish Naghise  won for Georgia State Representative in District 68 and Phil Olaleye was declared winner to represent Georgia State Representative in District 59.

Also, Carol Kazeem won for Pennsylvania State Representative in District 159; Dr. Oye Owolewa for U.S. House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C. and Esther Agbaje was reelected to serve for Minnesota State Representative in District 59B.

Similarly, Dr Adeola Popoola, president of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey chapter, congratulated them and commended NAPAC for doing a great job.

“NAPAC has been doing well in organising support, including fund raising for Nigerians seeking political offices in the U.S.

Popoola told NAN that NAPAC and other Nigerian associations had mobilised support for the elections.

Thirty-five of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate and all 435 House seats are up for election this year.

“At this time of the testing of our democracy here in the USA, our fledgling democracy in Nigeria, it is important for Nigerian stakeholders and people to demonstrate decorum,” Popoola said.

He said it was important for them to demonstrate decorum and the ‘game spirit’ by accepting the results of elections.

“Next two years, next four years, a very short distant future, another chance comes in the cyclic order.

“Elections are discrete battles for seats. No fighting please, just goodwill that the best candidates win, and the best for our country is engendered,” the official said.

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