Nigeria might be positioning itself to produce the first Muslim lawmaker In Tennessee, US, as Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian Immigrant is running for a sit in the Nashville Metro Council.
Suara will be running in the general runoff election on September 12, 2019, after advancing from the general election on the 1st of August.
The mother of five remains the first and only Muslim to ever run for any position in the state of Tennessee.
Zulfat is one of the 15 candidates running for 5 at-large seats on the Metro Council in the August election.
.@Zulfat4council is likely to be Tennessee's first Muslim lawmaker.
She's an immigrant from Nigeria; a certified accountant running on higher wages + school funding and participatory budgeting; and a mom with kids at Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, and UPenn.pic.twitter.com/B0YfR8AZ9l
— Nico Pitney (@nicopitney) August 7, 2019