For a Nigerian man who came to Italy as an immigrant to belong to the anti-immigration League party and to propose ways to deport migrants, this would seem surprising. But what is more interesting is the fact that the Italian man of Nigerian origin has been elected as the country’s first black senator. Tony Iwobi, whose far-right League party has been accused of fueling racism in Italy, was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy on Sunday. The 62-year-old Iwobi of Spirano in Lombardy announced with joy on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he had been elected to the Senate. He has, along with party leader Matteo Salvini, been arguing that illegal immigration into Italy resulted in an increase in racism.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 07, 2018 12:42 UTC