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Naija Man becomes First polish black MP ! Polish parliament welcomes first black Lawmaker

John Godson, who represents the governing Civic Platform party, will take up his seat in the Polish lower house of parliament following the resignation of a party colleague.

The 40-year-old university lecturer said he wants to "ensure Poland had found a place in Africa" and that he hopes to promote race relations in a country that is overwhelmingly white and monocultural.

Mr Godson moved to Poland in the early 1990s from his native Nigeria, and but since taking citizenship in 2000 he has put down roots in the central city of Lodz, marrying a local girl and serving on the city council for a number of years.

"I am from Lodz, I will live here, I want to die here and I want to be buried here," he said in a newspaper interview. ...

His arrival in the Polish parliament is remarkable given that Poland only has a tiny number of ethnic minorities, with the country's 2002 census putting the number of people of a non-European origin at little more than a couple of thousand.

Although racism still occurs in Poland, and occasionally blights football matches involving coloured players, it has dropped significantly since the early 1990s when far-right groups flourished in the years following the collapse of communism.

Mr Godson will also become one of just a handful of black politicians in central Europe.

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Comment by obi steven on December 25, 2010 at 1:24am

Mr Godson no matter what home is home ,u 'r renouncing ur father land to a foriegn land

how about ur relatives in Nigeria especially ur parents siblings etc are u forgetting them as well

Pls have a rethink of mind

Comment by Engr. Omole Samuel Rex on December 10, 2010 at 12:33am

Good!!!

Comment by KING AYO.1 on December 9, 2010 at 9:31pm
What an act of God
Comment by Metu Onyebuchi Joe on December 9, 2010 at 7:40pm
Mr.Godson, ur 're really good but North, South, East and West home sweet home not matter whatever.
Comment by ugheghe enoma on December 9, 2010 at 12:56pm
great dude,i will follow your footstep



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Comment by Henrietta Uche Uwadia on December 9, 2010 at 9:09am
Greaaaaaaaaaaat, this is an impressive story, we are proud of you Mr Godson and may God continue to guide and protect you.
Comment by Moses K Tawose on December 8, 2010 at 10:20pm
Congratulation to him for carrying himself to a position of envy among his peers. He's a pace setter to other Nigerians a good ambassador to his family, Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Regardless of his decision to live all his life there, died there and to be buried there, but no matter what his root can't be erased that he's a Nigerian who emigrate there from Africa. He's not a slave who knew not his root and the decision he took was his own and tomorrow his children can do likewise goes back to there root which is Nigeria in Africa.
Comment by nnaji chibueze eze on December 8, 2010 at 9:27pm
Kudos
Comment by Samson Bitrus T on December 8, 2010 at 6:49pm
U r really GODSON an may GOD bless U, even if U want 2 live an die there, U ve represented us well.
may GOD guide U an HONOUR U 2 becoming inevitable 2 their Government
Comment by GBADAMOSI SAMSON OLABANJI on December 8, 2010 at 11:49am
Oh boi see groove. This is Blake gosple .

Guy go get your seat men.
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