January 17, 2022

Nigerians’ Backed Adam Wins New York City Mayor at Poll

By Sola Akingboye Nov 4, 2021

The Democrat has produced the second black Mayor of New York City in history, in the person of Eric Adams, endorsed by the Nigerian community in New York.

Adams, the newly elected Mayor of the City of New York, defeated the Republican candidate, Curtis Sliwa.

Adams had polled 156,820 votes representing 74.6 per cent while Sliwa polled 42,403 votes representing 20.2 per cent, according to the Associated Press, which called the race after polls closed late on Tuesday.

NAN reports that Adams, who is presently the Brooklyn borough president, will be the 110th mayor of the largest city in the U.S. when he assumes office in January 2022.

In a tweet, Adams said: “It’s official – our five-boroughs, knock- every-door. reach-every-voter campaign was successful: We have won the race for Mayor of New York City!

“This is my dream come true, and I couldn’t be more proud to represent the City that we all love as your Mayor-elect.”

Sliwa conceded the race at an election night party before the final counting of votes.

“I am pledging my support to the new Mayor Eric Adams because we‘re all going to have to coalesce together in harmony and solidarity if we’re going to save this city that we love,” Sliwa said.

The Nigerian Community under the aegis of Nigerian Forum, co-convened by the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) and the Nigerian-Americans Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), had endorsed Adams in June before the primary election.

Adams, at a meeting with the Nigerian community after he won the primary, had pledged to include Nigerians in his administration.

Also, at a fundraising organised for him by the Nigerian Community in New York, he pledged to establish sister city agreements between New York and Lagos.

Chairman, Board of OAN, Mr. Yinka Dansalami, had also told NAN that the Nigerian community raised more than 33,000 dollars to support Adams.

Dansalami said the Nigerian community surpassed the minimum amount of 25,000 dollars set for communities.

Adams would succeed outgoing mayor Bill de Blasio, whose tenure ends in January 2022 after two terms in office

 

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