Nigerian man, with no political experience, elected as first black mayor in U.S. Municipal
A Nigerian man, Yemi Mobolade has been elected as the new mayor of Colorado Springs, a community in the state of Colorado in the US.
The businessman is the first Black man to be elected to lead the city during political instability as a result of his electoral success, Colorado Sun reports.
Mobolade defeated his challenger, Wayne Williams on Tuesday night, May 16, in the city’s runoff contest, despite zero experience in politics.
The report said Colorado Springs has experienced a political earthquake as a result of Mobolade’s victory. The report further stated that Mobolade is independent whereas Wayne Williams is a Republican.
Mobolade had received 57% of the vote to Williams’ 43% as of 7:15 pm on Tuesday. Williams conceded at about 7:30 pm. When the second batch of results was released shortly before 9 pm, the percentages had not shifted.