An American/Nigerian woman of Igbo extraction, Roxy Ogechi Ndebumadu, who is the current elected council woman of Bowie County in Maryland, USA, has shared her story of how she became the Council Woman at the age of 26.
Roxy who studied studied Computer Science before entering politics told BBC that she competed at the age of 26 and won despite four other contestants joining her in the race.
Ndebumadu said her reason for running for office was to help the needy in the city.
Roxy said she started hunting for votes just a month before the election which gave her the victory.
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Watch the video below is what she said;
Who knew that this one video with @BBCWorld would inspire millions of people across the globe to chase their dreams!
The beauty of being in America is having multiple cultures like Nigerian pride that add to who we are.
I just inspired millions and that alone gives me hope! pic.twitter.com/dMkUjsH88F
— Councilwoman Roxy Ndebumadu (@roxyndebumadu) September 9, 2020