Nigerian-American Politician Oye Owolewa to Visit Nigeria: Kwara State Welcomes Shadow Representative

Nigerian-American Politician Oye Owolewa to Visit Nigeria: Kwara State Welcomes Shadow Representative

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.

Oye Owolewa, a Nigerian-born American politician serving as the shadow representative of the United States House of Representatives for the District of Columbia, is set to visit Nigeria on Monday, June 19.

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According to a statement from his family, Owolewa will arrive at Tunde Idiagbon International Airport in Ilorin, Kwara State, at approximately 9 am.

The family’s spokesperson, Olayinka Owolewa, confirmed the travel plans.

Welcome by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Reception in Omu-Aran

Upon his arrival in Kwara State, Owolewa will be received by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

The statement highlighted the governor’s participation in welcoming the 34-year-old pharmacist.

From there, Owolewa will proceed to his hometown, Omu-Aran, where he will be received by the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti.

Hosting by Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA)

The Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA) has planned to host Owolewa on Tuesday in Omu-Aran.

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The exact time and venue of the event will be communicated to the invited guests at a later time.

Owolewa’s Background and Role as a Shadow Representative

Owolewa was elected as the shadow representative of the United States House of Representatives for the District of Columbia in November 2020 and was subsequently re-elected.

He actively participated in the historic March 2019 Lobby Day, which played a significant role in gaining majority support for DC statehood in the House, marking a milestone in American history.

As a shadow congressperson, Owolewa holds an unpaid position and is responsible for lobbying for the statehood of the District of Columbia.

It is important to note that he is not a member of Congress.

Although the position was authorized by DC voters in 1982, it has not been approved by Congress to date.

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