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Another Nigerian Breaks The Ceiling, Wins Legislative Seat In United States

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Esther Agbaje, a young Nigerian was on Tuesday elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives general elections, in the United States of America.

Agbaje, a graduate of George Washington University, Washington D.C., with a degree in Political Science, won the seat by a landslide, scoring a total of 17,396 votes, which represents 74.7% of the total ballots cast.

She took to her Twitter handle to announce her victory.

“I’m honored to have earned the support and trust of my neighbors to serve as their representative for #MN #HD59B. From North #MPLS to North Loop, Elliot Park to Bryn Mawr, I will work hard everyday to represent this entire district with empathy, compassion and pride”.#ThankYou

With her election, Agbaje will represent District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.

Esther was born in St. Paul, the state capital of Minnesota, to Reverend John Agbaje, an Episcopal priest and Bunmi Agbaje, a librarian, at the University of Minnesota.