British born 22-year-old Nigerians, Princess Elizabeth Bright and Ramota Lawal recently got appointed as councillors in their different wards. The election which took place on the 3rd of May 2018 witnessed these two coming out victorious thereby making them the youngest councillors in the United Kingdom to represent their various wards.
Elizabeth made history after she represented the Eastbrook ward in Dagenham and finally emerged the winner on May 4 after a rigorous election process and nights of planning. While Ramota represented the Heaton Ward of Harold Hill under the Labour Party.
Announcing this on their twitter pages, Bright wrote:
Today 4th May 2018, God did it –he turned my setback into a comeback. I WON – officially been elected as the youngest Labour Councillor in my borough representing the fantastic Eastbrook Ward at the tender age of 22 alongside 2 amazing people Mick McCarthy and Tony Ramsay. We have worked so hard in this election, with one of the most target wards, but All the hardwork, commitment and tears have finally paid off.
While Ramota added:
Yesterday at approx. 5:00 am, at the young age of 22 I won my first political election. I am honoured to now be the youngest @uklabour party Councillor on the London Bourough of Havering council – representing residents in Heaton Ward, Harold Hill.
Ramota won the election by gathering a total number of 1050 votes from supporters. Coincidentally, Elizabeth’s mother Afolasade Bright, a councillor from the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, was also re-elected.
Congrats to Elizabeth and Ramota for making Nigeria proud and for increasing the number of women leaders we have in this era.