Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Nigerian Elected First 'black' Senator In Italy

A Nigerian, Toni Iwobi has broken political records in Italy as he emerged the first immigrant to be elected  as a senator at the Mrach 4 national elections.

Iwobi who contested on the platform of the Italian anti-immigrant party, Lega Nord migrated to Italy about thirty years ago on a student visa and attended the university of Perugia. He was elected to represent his community, Bergamo at the Italian upper legislative house.

Lega Nord, meaning "the northern league on whose platform Mr. Iwobi is elected is noted for its unhidden hatred for immigrants, especially the illegal ones and vehemently opposed to the Italian government's rescue operations on the Mediterranean sea to help immigrants entering Europe from Lybia.

The party also fought tooth and nails to frustrate the law to grant automatic citizenship to immigrants children born in Italy which Mr. Iwobi too supported.

Before his recent election, Mr. Iwobi has won election as a councillor and he served as the national coordinator of the party on immigration and security.

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