A Biafran man of Igbo extraction, Kelechi Madu has won Edmonton-South West in tightly contested battleground
He made history by being the first African, Biafra-Canadian to be elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta (MLA) in Canada’s history.
United Conservative Party candidate Kacyee Madu has been declared the winner in Edmonton-South West in a close race against John Archer of the New Democrat Party with 62 of 64 polls reporting.
Mo Elsalhy of the Alberta Party was a distant third.
Madu, 45, a Nigerian immigrant graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Lagos. He migrated to Canada in 2005 with his wife who enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Alberta.
He is only UCP MLA in Edmonton.
Archer, 48, a former journalist moved to Alberta from Thunder Bay and worked as a reporter for CBC for over 22 years.
Archer joined the Premier’s office communication team in 2015 and was Transport Minister Brian Mason’s press secretary.