Eight Nigerian-Americans have won legislative seats in the United States midterm elections. They won seats in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia (DC).
The victorious Nigerians are, Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, Phil Olaleye, Carol Kazeem, Oye Owolewa and Esther Agbaje.
Segun Adeyina contested and won the seat to represent District 110 as a Georgia state representative. He contested under the Democratic Party. He is also an IT specialist with a professional history of working in the automotive industry.
Gabe Okoye vied and won the seat to represent District 102 as a Georgia state representative. He is also a Democrat and the former chairman of Gwennet County.
Solomon Adesanya ran and won as a representative of District 43 under the Democratic Party in Georgia. He is a restaurant owner in Cobb County.
Tish Naghise emerged representative of District 68 under the Democratic party in Georgia. She is the owner of T&C Transportation.
Phil Olaleye was elected as a Georgia State representative in District 59. He ran and won as a Democrat.
Carol Kazeem contested and won as Pennsylvania State Representative. She represents District 159 under the Democratic Party.
Oye Owolewa a pharmacist and a member of the Democratic Party, contested and won as the US Shadow Representative from District Columbia (DC).
Esther Agbaje a lawyer was elected as a Minnesota State representative of District 59B under the Democratic Party. She is an associate attorney with Ciresi Conlin LLP, where she practices in general civil litigation and medical malpractice.