Safe to say that Nigerians know how to be outstanding outside our shores.
Nigerian born Spanish lawyer, Helen Mukoro (pictured), has emerged as the presidential candidate of an opposition party in Spain’s upcoming elections.
According to reports, she is the first woman and immigrant to be the presidential flag bearer of a major political party; and will be running on the platform of Union De Todos, a party she founded earlier this year.
Helen is a forensic expert and author of many books. She was born in Delta state and worked briefly in the governor’s office before moving to Spain in 1992.
She gained prominence in Spanish politics when she founded a political party and later became the first immigrant to contest for the mayorship of the town of Denia in May. She lost the election, but her popularity has soared as several prominent people have endorsed her for that country’s highest office.
A law graduate from the Spanish National University, Alicante, she also holds a Master’s degree in criminology, another Master’s degree in social education and postgraduate certificates in tax and labor management; forensic psychology, and immigration and domestic violence.
She worked as a legal consultant in the immigration department at Spain’s Red Cross Society, and currently manages her own legal firm. She has also served as the CEO and president at the Africa-Europe Chamber of Commerce.
She is also the CEO/President at National Agency of Forensic Experts, Mediators and Technical Professionals of Spain and Europe.
The 2015 Spanish general election will be held on or before December 20.
The ruling People’s Party (PP), led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, will be seeking a second term in office, while the former ruling party, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) will struggle to return to power after four years in the opposition.
The election has been marked by the rise of anti-austerity, anti-immigration parties Podemos (Spanish for “We can”) and Citizens.