Following his election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta (MLA) in Canada, Nigerian-born Kelechi (Kacyee) Madu has been sworn in and named as the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
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 was the sole candidate of the The United Conservative Party to be elected into the assembly.
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.