Nigerian Toni Iwobi elected as Italy’s first ever Black Senator

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A Nigerian Toni Iwobi was full of joy and appreciation following his election into the Italian Senate, thus becoming the first black person to achieve such feat.
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Iwobi shared the news on his Facebook page both in Italian and English.
The post: Amici, è con grande emozione che vi comunico che sono stato eletto Senatore della Repubblica! Dopo oltre 25 anni di battaglie nella grande famiglia della Lega, sta per iniziare un’altra grande avventura! I miei ringraziamenti vanno a Matteo Salvini, un grande leader che ha portato la Lega a diventare la prima forza di centrodestra del Paese! Devo ringraziare poi il mio segretario nazionale Paolo Grimoldi, il mio ormai ex segretario provinciale e nuovo deputato Daniele Belotti, tutta la squadra del dipartimento per il lavoro svolto in questi anni, i militanti della grande Lega e tutti gli amici di Facebook per il loro sostegno. Non posso dimenticare poi la mia famiglia, senza di loro non sarei arrivato fino a qui oggi, perché non hanno mai smesso di supportarmi e di starmi vicino!
Grazie, grazie, grazie! Io sono pronto, amici!
Friends, it is with great emotion that I inform you that I was elected senator of the Republic! After over 25 years of battles in the great family of the league, it is about to start another great adventure! My thanks go to Matteo Salvini, a great leader who led the league to become the first centre-Centre force of the country! I have to thank then my National Secretary Paolo Grimoldi, my now former provincial secretary and new Congressman Daniele Belotti, the whole team of the department for work done over these years, the great league militants and all facebook friends for their support . I can’t forget my family, without them I wouldn’t have come here today because they never stopped supporting me and being close to me!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m ready, friends!

Sixty-two years old Iwobi, moved to Italy about 40 years ago on a student visa. He married an Italian lady and started an IT company, before joining the anti-immigration league.
Before running for senator, he had been a municipal councillor in Spirano, and more recently headed Salvini’s national committee on immigration.

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