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19-year-old Nigerian Girl Elected Youngest UK Councillor
A 19-year-old Nigerian, Aisha Eniola, has won an election into the Brent Council in London, United Kingdom.
Aisha, a final year student of Mass Communication in one of the London universities, is the daughter of former Welsh Harp Councillor, Francis Eniola and represents Harlesden Ward.
In the election, Aisha’s brilliance and oratorial prowess during the debates which preceded the election warmed her into the hearts of residents of the ward.
Aisha, the Labour candidate, polled 2, 160 votes to be elected defeating Simon Erskine, of the Green Party, who pooled 459 votes and Paul Fowler, of the Liberal Democrat, who got 313.
Labour has continually held on to Harlesden which remains one of their strongest wards in the Borough.
Eniola is currently the youngest councillor in brent council and stated that she hoped to inspire youths to participate in politics.