Nigerian Makes History By Being Elected Into Canadian Parliament

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Uzoma Asagwara

Nigerian born Uzoma Asagwara has been elected into the Canadian parliament by winning the Union Station seat for the NDP.

Speaking on this new feat Uzoma said that; “Being one of the first Black Members of the Legislative Assembly elected in Manitoba was “wonderful…incredible,” and a “sign that folks are really making sure that our elected officials reflect the communities they serve.”

She is also known as a queer woman who has consistently been a longtime community activist in Winnipeg, Canada in the legislature. Asagwara was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house.

Here is what she said prior to the election in august: