By Ayomide Ajayi
In a groundbreaking move, Yomi Faparusi, a Nigerian-American based in Tennessee, has announced his candidacy for the US Congress, seeking to represent Tennessee District 5 as an independent candidate.

Faparusi, a licensed physician and attorney, is driven by a passion to unite Americans across various divides and address pressing issues affecting the country. He cites the current political polarization, hyperinflation, and the disappearing middle class as motivation for his candidacy.

A political newcomer, Faparusi brings a unique perspective shaped by his experiences fleeing Nigeria during the Abacha regime and building a successful law practice focused on immigration law. His campaign promises to prioritize the needs of the people over partisan interests.

If elected, Faparusi would make history as the first Nigerian-American to serve in the US Congress. His victory would inspire a new generation of leaders and pave the way for more diverse representation in American politics.

The election is scheduled for November 5, 2024, and Faparusi’s campaign is gaining momentum. His candidacy represents a beacon of hope for a more inclusive and united America.