Newly elected Democrat Senator, Jon Ossoff has thanked Nigerian-Americans for pushing him to victory in the just concluded elections.
Ossoff, a 33-year-old documentary film executive faced incumbent Republican senator David Perdue, whose Senate term ended on Sunday.
In November, Perdue fell just short of the majority he would have needed to avoid a runoff, winning 49.7 percent of the vote, while Mr. Ossoff had 47.9 percent — a difference of about 88,000 votes.
Ossoff, 33, will be the youngest Democrat to serve in the U.S. Senate since President-elect Joe Biden, who assumed office in 1973 at the age of 30.
The youngest currently serving Senator is 41-year-old Republican Josh Hawley of Missouri.
In a special video, Ossoff appreciated some American based Nigerians and other Africans who contributed in no small measure to push him to victory against Perdue.
@ossoff acknowledging some awesome Nigerians who helped make this happen.
— K 🥁 (@Damocleansword) January 8, 2021