A United Kingdom-based Nigerian Princess, Mrs. Uruemu Omeru-Adejinmi, has emerged as the first migrant, first African and the first black female to be elected as Mayor in the Republic of Ireland.
She also becomes the first female African mayor in the country, with her new election as Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District.
Reacting to her victory, Ms Adejinmi who is the current councillor of Fianna Fail, stated in a statement that she was “deeply honoured” to assume the new position.”
“This is a historic day for Longford and I am delighted to share this moment with my family and friends.
“I look forward to working with my council colleagues, council exec and all stakeholders to continue the growth and development of our municipal area and county.”
She is the daughter of the current Ovie of Agbon Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Mike Omeru, Ogurime-Rime Ukori I.
Her father, a business mogul and chairman of Niger Cat Construction Company, was crowned the Ovie (paramount ruler) of Agbon Kingdom in February, 2013.
Agbon is one of the 24 Urhobo Kingdoms in the Niger Delta region.
The Agbon Princess, who married a Yoruba man, was until her new position Fianna Fáil (Councillor.)
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