Nigerian Community in New York City Endorses Eric Adams as Mayoral Candidate
The Nigerian community in New York City has endorsed Eric Adams as Mayoral candidate for the November general election after a series of debates with the candidates and consultation among Nigerians.
In a statement by Mr Yinka Dansalami, the Chairman, Board of Organisation for Advancement of Nigeria (OAN), and Mr Gbenga Omotayo, President of the Nigerian-Americans Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), said Adams emerged number one in the ranking.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OAN and NAPAC, the conveners of The Nigerian Forum, commended Nigerians for their participation in the process of selecting the mayoral candidates for endorsement.
“Based on the criteria used to judge the candidates, Hon Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President emerged as the number one ranked candidate.
“This process, the first in the history of our community in New York, could not have been successful without the hard work and coming together of a broad base of Nigerian Leaders in New York City.
“Your collaborative and objective approach in this selection process helped us to firmly establish our place in New York City and we could be the community that decides who gets into City Hall,’’ it stated.
NAN reports that the Nigerian Forum had on May 16 and 26, organised debates for the mayoral candidates, during which Adams pledged to “deliver the prosperity of New York to the Nigerian community in the city”.
Adams added that he had supported the health sector in Nigeria by establishing a clinic in Lagos and pledged to include Africans, especially Nigerians in his government, if elected.
The Democratic candidate also pledged to connect Africa with New York through cultural, educational and youth exchange programmes.