Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, Eric Adams, has assured the Nigerian community in the U.S. city that he will include them in governance if elected mayor in November.
The assurance was given at a virtual meeting co-organized by the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) and the Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC).
Adams has been tipped to win the November 2nd election since New York City is traditionally a Democrat city, and the party usually produces the mayor.
His crew are already working on a transition team that would be put in place ahead of the polls and Adams says Nigerians must prepare themselves to be part of that team.
“We want members from your community on that transition team to give us résumés and other communications of those prominent personalities – people that can be helpful in governing.
“We don’t only want you to help us when we need you to govern, we want members of your community on the Transition Team as we figure out policies and people to move our city forward.
“So, we are excited; this is a great opportunity for us to do some great things, but we must get to the last leg of this journey and that is on November 2nd, as we win the general election.
“I can’t thank you enough for your commitment and dedication. For you were clear that I was your candidate and you committed to this victory we are celebrating right now. Thank you very much,’’ he said.
The Nigerian community had on June 5, endorsed Adams as the New York City Mayoral candidate for the general election after a series of debates with the candidates and consultations among Nigerians.
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