Yemi Mobolade, a Nigerian-American, has become the first elected black mayor in El Paso County, Texas, in the United States.
Simon Ateba, a well-known US journalist, disclosed this on Wednesday via his official Twitter account.
Ateba emphasized that Mobolade, who was born in Nigeria, campaigned as an independent candidate, which means he is neither a Republican nor a Democrat.
“Nigerian-American Yemi Mobolade becomes Colorado Springs’ first elected black mayor, breaking a 45-year streak of non-partisanship. The election result shocked Colorado Springs, which is known for its conservative leanings. Mobolade’s triumph marks a seismic political change, as he becomes the city’s first non-Republican mayor in 45 years. He is an independent who does not support either the Democratic or Republican party” he wrote.
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