Uzoma Asagwara, a 39-year-old Nigerian-Canadian, has been elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.
Asagwara was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house, CBC News reports.
She has been working within her community as a psychiatric nurse and for long has been a community activist in Winnipeg.
Uzoma said she is grateful to everyone, who has supported them long before the election.
The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, she is also an athlete.