Nigerian-born Kelechi Madu Wins assembly seat in Alberta, Canada,

Nigerian-born Kelechi (Kacyee) Madu has been elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta (MLA) in Canada.

The United Conservative Party candidate was declared the winner in Edmonton-South West in a close race against John Archer of the New Democrat Party with 62 of 64 polls reporting.

Mo Elsalhy of the Alberta Party was a distant third.

Madu, 45, graduated with a bachelor of laws from the University of Lagos. He migrated to Canada in 2005 with his wife who enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Alberta.

Kelechi Madu from Okrika Nweke in the Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, became the first African, Nigerian-Canadian to be elected as a legislator in the Province of Alberta.

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