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Photos: 4 Nigerians Win Elections For UK Parl., Meet Chuka Umunna,Kate Osamor,Helen Grant & Chi Onwurah

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Photos: 4 Nigerians Win Elections For UK Parl., Meet Chuka Umunna,Kate Osamor,Helen Grant & Chi Onwurah

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May 8, 2015 – Pictures: 4 Nigerians Win Seats In British Parliament, Meet Chuka Umunna,Kate Osamor,Helen Grant & Chi Onwurah

As the UK elections went down, four Nigerians wrote their name in gold as they helped their parties to secure key victory. And they all did so by winning in unbelievable fashion.

Chi OnwurahChi Onwurah

Chi Onwurah coasted home to victory for the Labour Party by 19, 301. Simon Kitchen of the Conservative Party could only manage 6,628 to finish second place. Daniel Thompson of UK Independent Party and Nick Cott of Liberal Democrats finished third and fourthly respectively with 5,214 and 2,218 votes.

Onwurah was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1965, her family moved to Awka, Nigeria when she was still a baby. Just two years later the Biafran Civil War broke out bringing famine with it, forcing her mother to bring the children back to Newcastle, whilst her father stayed on in the Biafran army.

Helen Grant

Helen GrantHelen Grant

Helen Grant, the Minister of Sports and Tourism coasted home to victory by landslide. Representing the Conservative Party, she won Maidstone and The Weald by 22,745 votes, which was 10,709 votes more than second place, Jasper Gerard of Liberal Democrats.

Grant was born in Willesden, north London to an English mother and Nigerian father.

Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna is the peoples favourite in Streatham. The shadow business secretary swept to victory with 26,474 votes ahead of Conservative candidate Kim Caddy who secured 12,540 votes.

Liberal Democrat candidate Amna Ahmad came third with 4,491 votes, while Green Party candidate Jonathan Bartley boosted his party’s tally from 2010 by 7.1% with 4,421 votes.

UKIP candidate Bruce Machan came fifth with 1,602 votes as turnout touched 66%.

“In terms of the bigger picture I’m not going to say anything about that because the results are still unfolding. I’m absolutely behind Ed Miliband, he ran a fantastic campaign and I’m really proud of the campaign he led,” he said.

Kate OsamorKate Osamor
In Edmonton, Kate Osamor won comfortably for the Labour Party. Osamor who is taking the reins from long-standing MP Andy Love, garnered 25,388 votes, beating closest rival Conservative Gonul Daniels, who had 9,969 votes.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Ichiamaka

    May 8, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    They are all ibos, great job guys thanks for making us proud again

    • Grant

      May 8, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      @Ichiamaka,please be humble for once!did anyone say to you these people live in the South East of Nigeria? for god sake. They live in England and non of them can speak Igbo language …sorry to disappoint you.
      I happen to know Chuka Ummanna and Helen grant personally.
      They do not have the average Nigerian mentality which is so full of …what you and I already know- needless for me to mention them on this forum.

      So please next time you want to claim glory for something that does not belong to you -think twice before you comment to claim such accolades….and who says their are no other tribes outside the country that are doing well. Please go and keep your tribalistic opinion and sentiments to yourself biko!Mtcweeee!!!

      • KOLEOSHO

        May 8, 2015 at 11:29 PM

        That is the exact tribal mentality of the **** race that led them into needless war with Nigerian state. They seem to have lost every pride in them as a tribe and so tend to claw on every little achievements as though other tribes have never crossed same line before. **** have been relegated to the level of normadic tribe and they seem not to have any clue to salvage the incessant migrations that has left the **** race in disarray even in Nigeria. The sooner the people of South East address the fundamental issues of how they are so disdainfully treated in Nigeria the better. The erroneous notion that the rest of Nigerians hate or envy them as traders is self deceptive and must be discarded with the contempt it deserves. All Nigerian tribes are self comforted largely within their territories except the **** who have become normads everywhere and even try to establish tribal hegemony which is often met with resistance as it happened in Lagos and elsewhere in recent times. **** are geneological tribalistic people and that’s why they have very few friends among other Nigerian tribes.

  2. CΦnscieΩce-1

    May 8, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    This evidently goes to show that we Nigerians, are inherently very dynamic & intelligent people …and I can assure you with good leadership in Nigeria-which is devoid of corruption and god-fatherism, Nigeria will be counted amongst the best developing nations in just 10years.
    Nigerians please wake up! lets get rid of corruption in our great nation,so that we can all see the benefits and enormous development this will bring to our great nation.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    May 8, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    One thing wit Naija is dat we serve all dishes: d gud, d bad, d ugly. I knw dat were it not 4 bad leadership, we would hav been reckond d best humans in d world.

  4. Gerald Stephen

    May 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    @Grant…did you just say that Chuks doesn’t speak ibo, I’m wondering if you actually know him like you claimed.. Tell me the mentality differs from what is obtainable here .

  5. KOLEOSHO

    May 8, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    That is the exact tribal mentality of the **** race that led them into needless war with Nigerian state. They seem to have lost every pride in them as a tribe and so tend to claw on every little achievements as though other tribes have never crossed same line before. **** have been relegated to the level of normadic tribe and they seem not to have any clue to salvage the incessant migrations that has left the **** race in disarray even in Nigeria. The sooner the people of South East address the fundamental issues of how they are so disdainfully treated in Nigeria the better. The erroneous notion that the rest of Nigerians hate or envy them as traders is self deceptive and must be discarded with the contempt it deserves. All Nigerian tribes are self comforted largely within their territories except the **** who have become normads everywhere and even try to establish tribal hegemony which is often met with resistance as it happened in Lagos and elsewhere in recent times. **** are geneological tribalistic people and that’s why they have very few friends among other Nigerian tribes.

  6. kris odili

    May 9, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Ihave lived and observed people from all over the world and i’ve not seen people as gifted and favoured as Nigerians.Let us learn to trully serve God and not money,appreciate and honour our brothers and sisters and watch out what a great nation Nigeria become.Long live Nigeria.

  7. Anni Bassi

    May 9, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    I wish to congratulates for the victory. May God continue to bless, protects, directs and promotes you through out your political career in JESUS Name, Amen

  8. Jilo

    May 9, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    These people won election in UK not Nigeria. They could have been murdered in the course of trying to achieve what they have achieved today if they reside in Nigeria.

  9. Omove christopher

    May 9, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Most time people who talk about the igbo people never live outside their comfort zone.,the igbo land I knew have everything with exception of government large presences .moving from one place to another do not make igbos nomadic bcos they become residential owners of where they move to.nomad don’t build houses .i knew for sure Lebanese and Indians makes the greater parts of their income from abroad.the world is now a global village and I think we should be thinking towards this direction instead of abusing our ethnic group .for the igbos my advice for them is to keep to rule of respecting their host tradition and values and any visitor who chose otherwise will have his figers bitten off.envy is written in so many peoples face when they comment about the igbos and the igbo community just like african Americans decided to be loud and boastful of every achievement their by attracting more enemy for herself. Yoruba tribe have made tremendous achievement in London far more than igbos ,I am personally proud of them more over for the fact that one or two igbo men came out to make tribal statement doesn’t necessarily meant that all igbos are like that.

    • KOLEOSHO

      May 9, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      Omove Christopher, thank you for your very balanced and intelligent comments on this topic of Igbos winning elections in the just concluded UK polls. We as Nigerians should refrain from stoking delicate issues that bothers on tribal rivalry. I can understand you perfectly Mr. Christopher and your kind of person, if others think and behave like you do; Nigeria is big enough to contain everyone of us, irrespective of where we belong. Thanks for your brilliant opinion.

    • Uzoma

      May 9, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      @Omove thank you very much for your reasonable write up. Like you correctly stated Lebanese and Indians make greater part of their money abroad and millions of them own businesses her in the united states. No one calls them nomads and the Indians are very discriminatery in relating to none Indians. Another fact you stated is that nomads don’t build houses where they migrate. They keep going. I have been reading with shock the venemous comments from the likes of Koleosho anytime an issue concerning any Igbo comes up and it is poisoning the minds of the feeble.He is constantly saying every other tribe in Nigeria hate the Igbos. Let him speak for himself alone and not drag other people along with him let alone talk of the civil war he does not even know the root cause. Another accurate point Omove mentioned is that the Yorubas have made tremendous achievements in London far more than the Igbos like the Igbos have made more in America. All that should make Nigeria proud. That one or two Igbo people made tribalistic remark does not mean all Igbos. Mr. Koleosho should have attacked Ichiamaka personally instead of him to start unleashing his poisonous comments against the whole tribe. Thank God I know a lot of Yorubas that are detribalized and I work with a lot of them. The fact that inter marriages between the Igbos and other Nigerians especially the Yorubas are very high renders the arguement from the likes of Koleosho null. Sometimes I feel Koleosho and his likes use Igbo names to write some unsavoury comments to later have avenue to spew their poisoned minds.

      • Observer

        May 10, 2015 at 3:22 AM

        According to the Oxford English dictionary; Nomads are members of a community of people who live in different locations, moving from one place to another.
        We must NOT lose the essence of the word (Nomad) and its definition. Now whether the people from the South Eastern part of Nigeria, build houses wherever they Nomad to, is a story for another day.
        The fact still remains that these people (South East) people migrate from one place to another in search of greener pastures. There is no country in the world you won’t find one individual from the South Eastern tribe of Nigeria and even in all parts of Nigeria. The evidences abound even the blind can feel it.
        So the word Nomad, perfectly fits the description of these people from the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
        For doubters and for those who want to re-define the word Nomad should please consult their dictionaries before coming on this forum to propagate falsehood.
        I totally agree with koleohso, in his description of these people as Nomads….or what else would you call people that move in droves from one location to another in search of greener pastures? Thus committing all sorts of atrocities along the way, even forcefully taking the land of their host…like they say “that Lagos is no man’s land”.
        For the records no one that is educated would envy an average man from South Eastern part of Nigeria; for one simple reason the “Noise “they make when they just manage to achieve what others have already achieved in the last 100 years.
        This uncivilised, uncultured, barbaric -noisy behaviour if you like calling it bragging; is what irritates every other person that does not belong to that tribe.

  10. ade adey

    May 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    all these guys have only british passports and not nigerian passports they were born in london not in lagos or anambra or owerri so they all not ibos and i dont think they will like to be identified as ibos

    • ben

      May 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      Sorry for you…why not chose to answer Godwin as your surname…lgbos know their Origin..,.you cannot throw away your identity no matter where you are. surnames always tell where you come from. they are from southeast…whether you like it or not. meanwhile when igbos are doing well outside Nigeria, they will be called Nigerians but when they engage in one bad thing or the other they will be called igbos. sorry for you haters..

  11. ben

    May 11, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Sorry for you…why not chose to answer Godwin as your surname…lgbos know their Origin..,.you cannot throw away your identity no matter where you are. surnames always tell where you come from. they are from southeast…whether you like it or not. meanwhile when igbos are doing well outside Nigeria, they will be called Nigerians but when they engage in one bad thing or the other they will be called igbos. sorry for you haters..

  12. Madam Ikeji

    May 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    We have just read (on a Black UK Politics Blog) that there may soon be some GAY CHUKA NEWS !!!

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