Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has congratulated Adeoye Owolewa on his election as a shadow U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia.
Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara and mother from Oyo was declared winner on Wednesday morning.
He is one of the nine Nigerians who ran for different seats in the US elections.
Reacting to his victory, Saraki wrote, “I congratulate Adeoye Owolewa on his election as a shadow U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia. His convincing victory at the polls is a great testament to the ‘can do’ spirit of all Nigeria’s young people.
“This weekend, when I spoke with Oye — whose father is from Omu-Aran in Kwara State — I emphasized that his candidacy has inspired many young Kwarans and Nigerians to strive to be better.
“As he prepares to take office in January, I wish him all the best in his new role!”