Nigerian man, Ernest Ezeajughi, elected first black mayor of London borough

Ernest Ezeajughi mayor of London borough of Brent

A Nigerian, Ernest Ezeajughi, has been elected first black mayor of London borough of Brent, United Kingdom.

Mr Ezeajughi, a native of Awgbu town in Orumba North, Anambra State, was elected mayor on April 16 by the College of Councillors on Brent, London, and sworn into office on May 1.

He won election as councillor to represent Stonebridge ward at Brent Council in 2014 under the platform of Labour Party (LP).

He was re-elected in 2018.

Ezeajughi schooled in Anambra and also studied Applied Microbiology at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK).

The father of four obtained a Master’s degree in Science at Kings College, London.

Reports say he was one of the founding fathers of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), UK Chapter, and was chairman between 2010 and 2012 before joining LP.