Uzoma Asagwara, a Nigerian-Canadian, has been elected into the country’s legislature seat for the New Democratic Party. Her election was a historical mark in the country as she was the first qu*er black person to be elected in Manitoba.
CBC News also reported that she was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house. She said that making the elected officials reflect the people is the only to make sure the people’s voices are heard and served in the province.
Reacting to the result, the first black Winnipeg councilor said he was glad that immigrants and refugees will now see themselves in the new representatives.
Uzoma said she is grateful for everyone who has supported them long before the election. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, she is also an athlete.