Nigeria’s Joseph Chukwueke elected mayor of U.S. city


A Nigerian, Joseph Chukwueke, has been elected mayor of the city of Woodlynne, Camden County, New Jersey, United States.

Mr Chukwueke defeated his main rival, Clyde Cook, by a wide margin in an election held on Tuesday.

The Nigerian had served as chairperson for emergency management as a member of the City Council before his historic election to the office of mayor.

It should be noted that Woodlynne is a borough in Camden County, the place Chukwueke defeated his main opponent, Clyde Cook.

Before that, he had served as the chairperson for emergency management and also a member of the city council.

He will serve for a single term of three years.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Sir Kenneth Olisa is one of many Nigerians in diaspora who rose from humble beginning to a place of enviable pride.

The Nigerian-British was born in Nottingham in 1951 to a Nigerian father and a British mother. Later on in his life, his parents divorced and his father had to return to Nigeria. Olisa had to go through a lot during his childhood as he lived in very horrible shelters.



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