Nigerian Poet, Ndukwe Onuoha Elected As Councillor In UK
A Nigerian poet, Ndukwe Onuoha has been elected as a councillor in his ward in the United Kingdom.
Onuoha, who contested on the platform of the Labour Party to represent the Mackworth and New Zealand ward in Derby City Council, polled 1,168 votes to become councillor.
The Nigerian poet based in the UK, who was nominated by his party in November 2022, was the only candidate of African descent to have emerged winner.
Another Nigerian and a Labour Party candidate, Nwando Umeh contested as one of the representatives of the Mackworth and New Zealand ward, but lost after she polled 1,084 votes.
Announcing the election result via a tweet on Friday, the Derby council wrote: “MACKWORTH & NEW ZEALAND RESULTS. Ndukwe Onuoha (Labour), Gaurav Pandey (Conservatives), John Whitby (Labour) have been elected. Labour GAIN.”
MACKWORTH & NEW ZEALAND RESULTS 🗳️
Ndukwe Onuoha (Labour), Gaurav Pandey (Conservatives), John Whitby (Labour) have been elected. Labour GAIN.#LocalElection2023 pic.twitter.com/Bcq9MLx90G
— Derby City Council (@DerbyCC) May 5, 2023
Hey Mackworth and New Zealand, we did it! pic.twitter.com/5mefKCcoML
— Ndụkwe Ọnụọha (@endi2g) May 5, 2023
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