2nd black New York City Mayor, sworn in.

Written by on January 3, 2022

The City’s second black mayor and the former Brooklyn borough president, Eric Adams, has been sworn in as the New York City’s 110th mayor.

Adams was sworn in at Times Square, New York, on Saturday following the New Year’s Eve ball drop.

He was sworn into office on a family bible held by his son, Jordan Coleman, just minutes after midnight by Hon. Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

The 61-year-old Democrat, who spent 22 years in the New York City Police Department (NYPD), succeeds outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Adams took a narrow victory in the crowded June 2021 Democratic primary, then won the general election in November by a wide margin against Republican Curtis Sliwa.

Reports that 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 2021 before the primary election.

Seun Fakorede

 


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