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Nigeria’s Uzoma Asagwara Breaks Record, Wins Legislative Seat In Canada

The motivational phrase ‘ whatever you set your heart in can be achieved’ has been proven right by Uzoma Asagwara, a Nigerian-Canadian who just got elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.

Her election was a historical mark in the country as she was the first qu*er black person to be elected in Manitoba.

CBC News also reported that 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.

Jan. 23 – Uzoma Asagwara announced her run for the NDP nomination in Minto should there be a byelection if current MLA Andrew Swan is selected to run federally for the NDP. (EVA WASNEY/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS/METRO)

She said that making the elected officials reflect the people is the only way to make sure the people’s voices are heard in the province.

It should be noted that Asagwara has worked in Canada as a psychiatric nurse, and for long has been a community activist in Winnipeg.

Reacting to the result, the first black Winnipeg councilor said he was glad that immigrants and refugees will now see themselves in the new representatives.

Uzoma said she is grateful for everyone who has supported them long before the election. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, but she is also an athlete.

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