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Nigerian-born Joseph Chukwueke to be sworn-in as Mayor of Woodlynne, United States of America, Monday

Joseph Chukwueke

The inauguration of the new Mayor of Woodlynne, New Jersey, United States of America, Nigeria-born Joseph Udumeze Chukwueke, is to take place on Monday, January 6, 2020.

The historic event, which will take place at the Municipal Building, will, however, be strictly by invitation, as according to officials of the Borough, a lot of dignitaries are expected to attend.

Woodlynne is a borough in the Camden County of New Jersey and Chukwueke, a Democrat, originally from Ovim in Abia State of Nigeria, will be sworn-in to take over the position of Mayor from Jeraldo Fuentes, also a Democrat, who has served out his term.

Chukwueke defeated his closest opponent, Clyde Cook, by a wide margin. He secured 225 votes to Cook’s 96 in the election that took place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Before his election as Mayor, Chukwueke was serving in the Woodlynne Borough Council as Chairperson for Emergency Management.

The Mayor is the Head of the Woodlynne Borough Council, the governing body of the municipality.

The Mayor’s Office serves as a direct link between Town Hall and Woodlynne residents. The Office also serves as the Borough’s communications outlet, dedicated to providing the community with the most up-to-date news and happenings from Town Hall.

The Mayor and the Borough Council establish laws, ordinances and policies for the municipality.

 

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