Nigerian woman, Esther Agbaje wins US state assembly election

Nigerian, Ms. Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S. general elections.

Esther Agbaje, A Nigerian woman, has been selected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S. general elections.

Esther, 35, won by a landslide, polling 17,396 votes or 74.7 percent of the total ballots cast after representing District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party.

The Nigerian woman finished from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., with a distinction in political science, and also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and also a law degree from Harvard University.

Agbaje also served at the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer, entrusted with managing the rule of law projects in the Middle East, currently works as a lawyer in Minneapolis with a focus on general civil litigation and medical malpractice.

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