Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission ( NIDCOM) has congratulated Mr Oye Owolewa, the first Nigerian to be elected into the US House of Representatives.

In the letter of congratulations, Dabiri-Erewa was pleased with the wonderful feat of Mr Owolewa, describing it as well deserved.

She acknowledged the sterling qualities of Owolewa as a role model to the youths and a good ambassador of Nigeria which endeared him to the grassroot leading to his historical election into the US Parliament.

She advised him to diligently carry out his duties as a new congressman in such a way as to positively impact on the community who entrusted him with their votes.

Despite the campaign being toilsome, Owolewa pulled through and won.

” This goes to show that with dedication, hardwork, resilience and prayer one can achieve just about anything”, Dabiri-Erewa said.

In a landslide victory, Owolewa won his USA congressional seat over his Republican counterparts representing the Washington DC metropolis in the USA House of Representatives with 82.65% of votes which represents 135,234 votes.

Oye Owolewa, a Nigerian born Democrat, hails from Omu-Aran Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria.

He is a Ph.D holder In Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston USA and represents the District of Colombia under the Democratic party.

Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit (NIDCOM) Abuja.