Biafra gained more ground in the United Kingdom as a Biafran born politician Chinyelu Onwurah won the first seat for Labour in the just concluded UK general election.
According to the source, Chinyelu Onwurah got 21,568 votes to defeat her Conservative opponent who scored 9,290 to for the Newcastle Central seat.
The Independent reports that the Biafran Woman took Newcastle Central with whopping votes of 21,568 to beat her Conservative opponent’s 9,290.
Following her success, another Labour’s candidate, Bridget Phillipson, won seat in Houghton and Sunderland South.
In response to the huge success, Mrs Chinyelu Onwurah, said;
“I spoke before the scale of Labour’s defeat was confirmed by so many devastating results. The people of Newcastle deserve a government & a Labour Party dedicated to economic justice & freed from hatreds old and new, one which brings us all together. I will be fighting for that!”
“Thank you to everyone in NewcastleCentral for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament. Representing you is the best job in the world and it will be a privilege to continue stand up for you in Parliament. THANK YOU”
Meanwhile, Chinyelu born on April 12, 1965, is from Igbo land. Her mother is from Newcastle who met her Biafran father when he was in Newcastle University Medical School studying dentistry.
It should be noted that they have been in the United Kingdom since 1967 due to barbarism associated with the Nigerian politics.
“I was still a baby when my father took us to live in Awka, Nigeria. But two years later, the Biafran Civil War broke out, bringing famine with it and, as described vividly in an Evening Chronicle article in 1968, my mother, my brother and sister and I returned as refugees to Newcastle, whilst my father stayed on in the Biafran army,” she said.