A report by The Nation indicates that two of the newly elected members of the British Parliament are persons with Igbo heritage.
This was revealed by United Kingdom-based Nigerian university lecturer, Dr Adebisi Adewole, who is also the managing editor of African Pulse Magazine.
According to him, Nigerians across the UK are excited over the development, adding that the elected MPs success appears justified as they have broken various forms of historical barriers.
2. Chinyelu Onwurah
52-year old Onwurah who has a Nigerian father on Thursday, June 8 won the Newcastle Central seat at the UK general elections. She is Newcastle’s first black MP. She is also the current shadow minister for business, innovation and skills, as well as shadow minister for culture, media and sport, having been appointed to both posts in September 2015.
3. Chuka Umunna
38-year old Umunna has a Nigerian father and a British mother. He was born in London. He is a graduate of law from the University of Manchester and has been representing Streatham constituency since 2010. He was shadow business secretary from 2011 to 2015.
In a related development, a Nigeran, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe was elected chairman of the Negotiating Forum for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) for Africa recently.
God bless Ndigbo.. God bless Nigeria.. God bless Biafra.
We wish them success as the keep the spirit of Ndigbo alive in their various areas of expertise.