Yemi Mobolade, a Nigerian-American, became the first elected black mayor of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Texas, making history.
This was revealed on Wednesday by well-known US journalist Simon Ateba via his official Twitter account.
Ateba emphasized that Mobolade, who was born in Nigeria, campaigned as an independent and is not a Republican or a Democrat.
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Nigerian-American Yemi Mobolade breaks a 45-year streak of being unaffiliated with the Republican Party and makes history as Colorado Springs’s first black mayor. The results of the election shocked Colorado Springs, a city known for its conservatism.
With his victory, Mobolade ushers in a sea change in politics as he becomes the city’s first non-Republican mayor in 45 years. He described himself as an independent who does not support either the Democratic or Republican parties.