Nigerian born lady emerges 1st Black person elected into Manitoba legislature in 150 years.

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  • No black person had ever been elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 150-year history of the province, until Nigerian psychiatric nurse, Uzoma Asagwara, broke the jinx on Tuesday in Canada.

She won the Union Station seat for the NDP. The first-generation Canadian whose parents are Nigerian is a longtime community activist in Winnipeg’s core.

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