Ndukwe Onuoha, Nigerian advertising executive and renowned spoken word poet, has become the first African to be elected as councillor for Mackworth and New Zealand Ward in Derby City, UK under Labour Party.
Onuoha whose success in the election is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and commitment to serving the community, began his journey to becoming a councillor when he moved to the United Kingdom in 2021.
He settled in Derby and quickly became actively involved in the local community, joined the Labour Party, and started campaigning for the party in local and national elections.
Onuoha has been passionate about making a positive change in the community and sees politics as a way to achieve this.
Last year, Onuoha campaigned on a platform of promoting diversity, economic growth, supporting local businesses, and improving public services.
His leadership experience and his commitment to community service made him a popular candidate, and he won the election by unseating an incumbent and gaining an additional seat for the Labour Party in Derby City Council.
As a councillor, Onuoha hopes to make a positive impact in the community by working with local businesses and community organisations to promote diversity and inclusion of minority ethnic groups, economic growth and job creation.
He also wants to improve public services such as healthcare, education, and transportation to ensure that residents have access to the resources they need to thrive.
Onuoha’s election as a councillor is a significant achievement, not just for him, but for the Nigerian and African community in the UK.
(Courtesy, excluding headline, The Guardian)