(CP-Africa) – John Abraham Godson, a member of the Civic Platform party, has been sworn in as the first black member of Poland’s parliament.
According to the BBC news report, “Godson had served as a councilor in the city of Lodz before taking up a parliamentary seat, vacated by a party colleague, Hanna Zdanowskaafter, after local elections.” Thus, creating a media stir in the mainly white country. “It is still quite rare to see black people even in the Polish capital Warsaw, Poland’s most cosmopolitan city,” the BBC’s Adam Easton reports. “It is not uncommon for well-educated people to make racist jokes.”
During an interview on Polish radio, he stated that he felt honored and believes it is “historic moment” for Poland. As a lawmaker he plans to support technological innovation in Poland and bolster ties with Africa
A Polish citizen born and raised in Nigeria, John Abraham Godson has lived in Poland for about 17 years, proving himself as a community leader while working as a teacher, a Pastor of a Protestant Church and a councilor of the City Council of Lodz. His dream is to transform Lodz for the better. He is married to a Polish woman and the couple has four children.
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