A 19-year-old Nigerian, Miss Aisha Eniola, has won an election into the Brent Council in London, United Kingdom and become the youngest Councillor in the UK. We are glad it’s not all bad news and negativity trailing Nigeria and Africa as a whole in the global media.
Aisha, who is a final year student of Mass Communication in one of the London universities, is also the daughter of former Welsh Harp Councillor, Francis Eniola and represents Harlesden Ward.
According to sources, 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, had polled 2, 160 votes to be elected. She defeated Simon Erskine, of the Green Party, who garnered 459 votes and Paul Fowler, of the Liberal Democrat, who polled 313.
She is currently the youngest Councillor in Brent council and stated that she hoped to inspire youths to participate in politics.