Nigeria’s Joseph Chukwueke elected Mayor in New Jersey

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

Mr Chukwueke stormed to the position by a landslide, defeating 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.


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