Meet 62-year-old Nigerian, Tony Iwobi, The First Black Man To Be Appointed An Italian Senator

His name is  Tony Iwobi, the 62-year-old Nigerian to be  elected the first black senator in the history of Italy. The emergence of the Nigerian, who belongs to the Anti-Immigration League, was announced on Tuesday.


Iwobi, of Spirano in Lombardy, announced “with great emotion” on his Facebook page that he had been elected to the Senate in Italy’s general elections.

“After more than 25 years of fighting as part of the League’s big family, I’m about to start another great adventure,” Iwobi wrote, going on to thank leader Matteo Salvini and his other fellow party members.

“I’m ready, friends,” Iwobi said

Iwobi was born in Nigeria.

He went to Italy on a student visa some 40 years ago.

He married and Italian and started his own IT company.

Before running for the Senate, he represented the League as a municipal councillor in Spirano back in the 1990s, and more recently headed Salvini’s national committee on immigration.


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