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Running as a candidate in an NDP stronghold, Uzoma Asagwara had history on her side.
Now, as the newly minted representative for Union Station, Asagwara has made history, becoming one of the province’s first black MLAs.
"We’re bringing representation to the Manitoba legislature; we’re bringing communities that are here and deserve to have a voice and deserve to see themselves represented in their elected officials," said the 34-year-old psychiatric nurse and activist.
Asagwara, who spent five years playing basketball with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, said she never took winning for granted.
"I was raised to be a competitor and there was absolutely no way we were ever going to treat this as a lock."
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