(Dec. 14) — Poland has sworn in its first black member of Parliament, a Nigerian-born pastor and teacher who became a popular city councilman,the BBC reports.
John Abraham Godson, 40, will have a seat in the lower house. He’s a member of the ruling Civil Platform party.
Godson, a councilman in the central city of Lodz, was appointed to the seat being vacated by a lawmaker elected mayor of Lodz earlier this month, the BBC said.
Earlier, Godson called his appointment a “historic moment” for Poland and said he would work to boost ties with Africa and support technological innovation, according to The Associated Press.