Nigerian Joseph Chukwueke named mayor of a city in New Jersey

Nigerian Joseph Chukwueke named mayor of a city in New Jersey

There is another reason to celebrate Nigerians in the diaspora as Joseph Chukwueke has won the race for mayorship in the US.

He was elected as the mayor of the city of Woodlynne in New Jersey, United States on Tuesday, November 5, The News reports.

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. His tenure as the mayor of the city will last for three years.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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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“I always remember we lived in this house where you went in through the front door straight into the front room.

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"There was an outside toilet stuck on at the back and a bath which hung on the outside wall. It doesn’t matter where you start from, it is where you want to try to get to that makes the difference,” he said.

In 2015, the Nigerian-British was named as the most powerful black person in Britain. According to the BBC, he was chosen for his work in addressing poverty and homelessness.

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