Another history has been made as another African man from Nigeria will now be part of lawmakers in far away Italy after he was elected the first black senator in the history of the European country, it was announced last Tuesday.
Toni Iwobi was voted in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy.
The Nigerian IT entrepreneur who has spent 38 years of his life in Italy belongs to the anti-immigration League.
However, before his new appointment, Toni has once emerged a town councillor back in 1995.
Iwobi of Spirano in Lombardy made the announcement “with great emotion” on his Facebook page.
He wrote: “Friends, it is with great emotion that I inform you that I have been elected Senator of the Republic! After more than 25 years of battles in the great family of the Lega, another great adventure is about to begin!
“My thanks go to Matteo Salvini, a great leader who led the League to become the first center-right force in the country! Then I have to thank my national secretary Paolo Grimoldi, my now former provincial secretary and new deputy Daniele Belotti, the whole team of the department for the work done in recent years, the militants of the great league and all the Facebook friends for their support . I can not forget my family, without them I would not have arrived here today, because they never stopped supporting me and being close to me!
Thanks thanks thanks! I’m ready, friends!”