Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Italy elects Nigerian man as first black senator in history (PHOTOS)

Italy has elected the first black senator in the history of the European country, it was announced on Tuesday.

Toni Iwobi was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy.

The Nigerian IT entrepreneur who has spent 38 years in Italy belongs to the anti-immigration League.

He emerged a town councillor in 1995.

Iwobi of Spirano in Lombardy made the announcement "with great emotion" on his Facebook page.

He wrote: “Friends, it is with great emotion that I inform you that I have been elected Senator of the Republic! After more than 25 years of battles in the great family of the Lega, another great adventure is about to begin! 

"My thanks go to Matteo Salvini, a great leader who led the League to become the first center-right force in the country! Then I have to thank my national secretary Paolo Grimoldi, my now former provincial secretary and new deputy Daniele Belotti, the whole team of the department for the work done in recent years, the militants of the great league and all the Facebook friends for their support . I can not forget my family, without them I would not have arrived here today, because they never stopped supporting me and being close to me!

Thanks thanks thanks! I'm ready, friends!”


  1. wow its a welcoming development

  2. Wowwww bienvenuti il senato. Sono molto felice avere un nero di buon qualità come senato nel questo paese. Buon lavoro a lei. We hope with continuous faith that the position be used judiciously without fear or favour. God bless thee

  3. That's great and congratulations. However, he is not the first black Senator in Rome. There were a couple of black Senators during the times of Roman emperors. Good to take up on that traditions. Italy needs some good guys with brains

  4. Nice one! Not the first black to be senator in Italian history though. I hope he will not be bullied as usual. Italians need to grow up for real.