The presidency has congratulated seven British-Nigerian nationals for their victory at the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary elections held on Thursday.
The candidates are: Chi Onwurah (Newcastle), Kate Osamor (Edmonton), Kemi Badenock (Saffron Walden) and Bim Afolani (Hitchin & Harpenden).
Others are: Chuka Umunna (Streatham), Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough) and Helen Grant (Maidstone & The Weald).
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a congratulatory message to the candidates, said their election to the UK parliament was evidence that Nigerians will continue to excel anywhere in the world.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I hereby congratulate the seven British-Nigerian candidates, who won their elections as members of the UK parliament in the elections held on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
“The unique feat is further evidence that Nigerians, anywhere in the world, will continue to excel and make the country proud.
“We wish them the very best and believe they will continuously serve their constituents with dignity and diligence,” she said.