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 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.
As the results were coming in on Tuesday, September 10, the Nigerian told CBC News that elected officials in the province should really portray the people and communities that are in Manitoba.
She said that making the elected officials reflect the people is the only way to make sure the people’s voices are heard and served in the province.
It should be noted that Asagwara has worked in Canada as psychiatric nurse and for long has been a community activist in Winnipeg.