Toni Iwobi, a Nigerian man who has spent 38 years in Italy, has been elected as the first black senator in the country.
Iwobi who is also an IT entrepreneur, was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy.
“Friends, it is with great emotion that I inform you that I was elected senator of the Republic!” he said in a statement.
“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.