History making Kelechi Madu, the first African MP in Canada to be sworn in May 21

History making Kelechi Madu, the first African MP in Canada to be sworn in May 21

A Nigerian from Imo State precisely, Kelechi Madu, more popularly known as Kaycee Madu, has made history in Canada as he emerged the first Nigerian to

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A Nigerian from Imo State precisely, Kelechi Madu, more popularly known as Kaycee Madu, has made history in Canada as he emerged the first Nigerian to be elected as a member of parliament in the country. The 45-year-old law graduate of the University of Lagos was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton Southwest.

Kelechi Madu who migrated to Canada in 2005 with his wife who enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Alberta will be sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday, May 21. Climbing up the ladder in the Canadian politics, Madu, on Tuesday, April 30, took oath of office as Minister of Municipal Affairs in Alberta, Canada, at the Government House in Edmonton

The illustrious Nigerian is expected to serve in dual capacity as the Minister of Municipal Affairs of the Province of Alberta and at the same time a member of parliament representing his Edmonton South-West constituency. The ministry is reportedly the third largest in Alberta with over $3.7 billion portfolio. Kelechi Madu who is a lone United Conservative Party (UCP) lawmaker in Edmonton, won in one of the closest races in the provincial election, garnering 7,742 votes to beat his competitors: John Archer of the New Democrat Party (NDP) who polled 6,974 votes; Mo Elsalhy of the AP with 2,111 votes, etc.