At least three Nigerian-American women are on the ballot for Tuesday’s general elections in the United States, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Apart from the presidential election, the US is also holding governorship elections in the state and local levels.
Congressional elections are also holding on Tuesday with all the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for grabs.
Running mostly on the platform of the Democratic Party, the Nigerian women are bidding for different offices at the federal, state and local levels.
Ngozi Akubuike is a legal practitioner, is an independent candidate for judge of the Minnesota 2nd District Court Position 8.
Akubuike studied law in Nigeria, then worked in the banking sector before moving to the U.S. where she graduated from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
She has served in several capacities, including legal manager for the state of Minnesota.
39-year-old Ademiluyi is running on the Democratic Party’s ticket for Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
At the state level, 35 year old Ms Esther Agbaje, is seeking to represent District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFLP), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party.
The 35-year-old is the daughter of an Episcopal priest and a librarian, both Nigerian immigrants. She defeated longtime state Representative Raymond Dehn in the party’s primary in August.
Agbaje has a law degree from Harvard University, a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania, and has served in the U.S. Department of State, among others.