Kim Janey set to become first black woman to serve as mayor of Boston

Kim Janey set to become first black woman to serve as mayor of Boston

- Kim Janey is well on her way to penning her name in the history books of the city of Boston

- The lady who is currently the President of the city council will take the reins of power in Boston as soon as the current mayor steps down from his role.

- Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh made it to the cabinet list of US President-elect Joe Biden as labour secretary and will have to resign as mayor to take on this new position

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Congratulations are in order for Councilor Kim Janey as she looks poised to alter the course of history.

The current President of Boston City Council Kim Janey will assume the role of mayor, should the current mayor step down from the position. This appears likely as he has been called up to a higher appointment.

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Martin J. Walsh, the current mayor of Boston, has been offered a place in the incoming US government of Joe Biden as labour secretary and she is expected to take up the position when the time comes.

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Janey, who is two years in her role as council president will serve as acting mayor should Martin do the needful, because Boston City rule stipulates the council president replaces the mayor when he resigns for the labour secretary position.

While congratulating Mayor Martin on the new role, the 56-year-old expressed readiness to take on the responsibilities that come with the new role. Should the Senate confirm his appointment, she said:

“I am ready to take the reins and lead our city through these difficult times."

The female politician who is also a single mother remained quiet on whether she would run for the office of the mayor position in an election that will come up later in the year.

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Friends and well-wishers have tipped her for the role. It remains to be seen if she will give it a nod, time will tell.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported how a Nigerian woman identified as Nneka Ede became the first African woman to own a European club after buying a Portuguese club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD.

The disclosure was made in a statement after the Nigerian entrepreneur acquired ownership of the football club.

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