Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State was on Wednesday been sworn in as the Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom.
Obaze’s inauguration is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.
She would also be the first black female to occupy the position in the history of the Tower Hamlets.
Herald Nigeria gathered that Obaze contested three previous councillorship elections in 2010, 2014 as well as 2016 and failed, but eventually succeeded in an election conducted on May 5, 2018 in Whitechapel Ward.
She went on to become the Council’s Deputy Speaker following her nomination by her Councillor Colleagues from where she took over the mantle as Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Recall that two other Nigerians – Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Mrs Kate Anorue, both from Anambra State, were recently inaugurated as Mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.