NDP Nominate Uzoma Asagwara in Union Station
Winnipeg, MB –The Manitoba NDP have announced Uzoma Asagwara as the nominated candidate for the next provincial election in the new constituency of Union Station.
“Uzoma is an incredible candidate who, if elected, will make history as the first black woman to serve in the Manitoba Legislature. Her passion for finding real solutions to our mental health and addictions crisis, as well as her lifelong advocacy for human rights are inspiring” said NDP Leader Wab Kinew.
Uzoma is a psychiatric nurse specializing in mental health and supporting those with addictions. Her background and the meth crisis in Manitoba helped lead her to the decision to run for the NDP. She advocates for better treatment options and proactive addiction interventions for youth and adults.
Uzoma works with QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Winnipeg, an organization she helped found as an advocate for human rights. Started in 2014, the organization has evolved into an advocacy and educational organization supporting and promoting the LGBTTQ* community.
She is also retired from Canada’s national basketball team where she represented Canada on the world stage.
The Manitoba NDP is in the process of nominating candidates across the province in preparation for the next provincial election. The 2018 Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission Report created new boundaries for all Manitoba constituencies, including creation of the new Union Station constituency.