A Nigerian, Joseph Chukwueke, has been elected mayor of the city of Woodlynne, Camden County, New Jersey, United States.
Mr Chukwueke defeated his main rival, Clyde Cook, by a wide margin in an election held on Tuesday.
The Nigerian had served as chairperson for emergency management as a member of the City Council before his historic election to the office of mayor.
It should be noted that Woodlynne is a borough in Camden County, the place Chukwueke defeated his main opponent, Clyde Cook.
Before that, he had served as the chairperson for emergency management and also a member of the city council.
He will serve for a single term of three years.