President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians who emerged victorious at the ongoing mid-term elections in the United States of America.
Eight Nigerians including Esther Agbaje and Dr. Oye Owolewa were both re-elected into office, while six others won seats as State Representatives.
In a statement on Wednesday, signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Buhari prayed for a successful tenure for the Nigerians.
It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends warmest congratulations to eight Nigerian-Americans on their victory in the U.S. midterm elections.
“In prayerful wishes for a successful tenure in office, President Buhari thanks 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 believes 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.”
Recall that the President is currently away in the United Kingdom for a routine medical checkup.
While Esther Agbaje was re-elected as Minnesota State Representative in District 59B, Dr. Oye Owolewa was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington D.C.
Carol Kazeem won the Pennsylvania State Representative in District 159.
Meanwhile, Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, and Phil Olaleye won their legislative seats as State Representatives in their Districts in Georgia State.