Nigerian Uzoma Asagwara Elected Into Legislative Seat In Canada

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Nigerian Uzoma Asagwara, a psychiatric nurse in Canada has been elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.

The Nigerian-Canadian was a community activist in Winnipeg prior to her election.

Thirty-nine year old Asagwara was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house CBC News reports.

Speaking on her election, the athlete and activist said is grateful to everyone who has been a source of strength or support.

Asagwara is one of the queer black people to win a seat.

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