Nigerian, John Godson, becomes first Polish black member of parliament


He represents the governing Civic Platform party and will take up his seat in the Polish lower house of parliament following the resignation of a party colleague. John, 40, a 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.

He moved to Poland in the early 1990s and became a citizen 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. In an interview, he said: “I am from Lodz, I will live here, I want to die here and I want to be buried here,”….. and will change my surname to Godwin jst to honor Donjazzy n Korede Bello……

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