Four Nigerians Win Election Into British Parliament
Four Nigerian-born Britons were yesterday elected as members of the British Parliament.
They are Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor.
Umunna, the Labour Party Shadow Business Secretary was re-elected to represent Streatham .He is aged 36 and was first elected in 2010.
Grant, 53, is also returning to the parliament but on the platform of the Conservative Party.
She is representing Maidstone and The Weald in Kent and the current Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities. Grant is the Conservatives’ first female black MP.
Onwurah was re-elected by her constituents in Newcastle upon Tyne Central on the ticket of the Labour Party.
She was first elected in 2010 to replace Jim Cousins, who decided to step down .
Osamor is also of the Labour Party and she is representing Edmonton constituency in London.
Meanwhile, another Nigerian-born Dr.Benjamin Ola.Akande was yesterday named the 21st president of the 164-year-old Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri,USA.