President Buhari receives Rt. Hon. Ms. Chi Onwurah, Rt. Hon. Ms. Kate Osamor and Rt. Hon. Laurence Robertson, UK Member of Parliament in the Statehouse Aso Rock on 16th Feb 2016. Both Chi Onwurah, and Kate Osamor are of Igbo-Nigerian heritage.
Chi Onwurah is a British of Nigerian ancestry, who was elected on the platform of the Labour Party in Newcastle Central seat in the year 2010. Just like Chuka Umunna, she is biracial with an Igbo- Nigerian father and English mother. Onwurah was born 12 April 1965 in Wallsend, Newcastle. “After Chi was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1965, her family moved to Awka,Nigeria when she was still a baby. Just two years later the Biafran Civil War broke out bringing famine with it, forcing her mother to bring the children back to Newcastle, whilst her father stayed on in the Biafran army.” Onwurah obtained her first degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London and subsequently her MBA at Manchester Business School.
Kate Osamor is the Labour Party representative of Edmonton constituency in London.She has worked for the NHS and currently working as a GP Practice Manager at an Enfield GP Surgery.. She won against Kate Anolue, a Nigerian born Councillor and Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield. Kate Osamor, an Anioma- delta descent “has worked for the NHS for 15 years, is a trade union activist, a women’s charity trustee and a member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee. She made funding the NHS, opposing its fragmentation and standing up to government cuts the centerpiece of her campaign.”