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Hon. Uzoma Asagwara, Union Station

Father, we bring to you today the Honourable Uzoma Asagwara. We pray your blessing on them and that you would guide them in all they do. Thank you for their leadership, service, and dedication to the people of Union Station and Manitoba. Give him a heart of kindness and compassion that will not grow hard, but that will continue to reach out and work for all people. We pray you would bless them with wisdom and understanding. We pray all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Uzoma Asagwara was first elected as the MLA for Union Station in 2019, when they became the first non-binary MLA in the Manitoba legislature and one of the first black MLAs elected in Manitoba’s history. They served as the official opposition critic for health and as an MLA, passed a bill to recognize Somali Heritage Week. Before becoming an MLA, Asagwara was a psychiatric nurse, addictions specialist and community advocate. They are also a former basketball player with the University of Winnipeg and the Canadian National Basketball team.