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John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Ctorch: 10:05am On Sep 15
Dr. John Emeka Akude made history yesterday as the FIRST BLACK man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany.

He is a Political scientist and from Abatete in Anambra State.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Dr.

Credit: @AfamDeluxo

African makes history as first elected member of Cologne’s City Council

On Sunday 13 September, millions voters went to the polls in towns and cities across North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, to vote for Lord Mayors, Mayors, Councillors and the Integration Councils.

Many candidates of African origin participated at the elections. Results are now coming in. Dr John Emeka Akude, a Nigerian-born political scientist, was elected member of the Cologne City Council (Stadtrat). He made history by becoming the first Councillor of African origin in Cologne, Germany’s 4th biggest city with about 1 million inhabitants.

Reacting to Akude’s victory, Rahab Njeri, the only other African-origin candidate who took part in the election in Cologne said though she was not elected but all African-descendant inhabitants of the city were winners with the victory of the Nigerian-born politician. Both ran on the platform of Klima Freunde (Friends of the Climate).

Other results that have been released show that several African candidates won elections into the Integration Council (Integrationsrat) in their cities and towns, including Kevin Uguru in Essen, Pastor Lumbu in Dortmund and Elizabeth Kaneza in Aachen.

Integration Council – in some cities also known as Ausländerrat or Ausländerbeirat (Foreigners’ Advisory Council) – is the official representative organ of the residents of foreign origin in a city, municipality and district.

The main task of the Council is to represent the interests of the foreign-origin population and, above all, to advocate for integration and equality between foreign and German residents at local level.

Comprehensive results of elections into all the Integration Council in the state will be announced on Wednesday.

Sunday’s election in North Rhine-Westphalia is seen as a test for next year’s federal elections. Exit polls suggest the CDU with 36.2% of the popular votes emerged the overall winners in the municipal elections, followed by SPD (23.7%) and Greens (19.1%).

https://www.theafricancourier.de/europe/african-history-first-member-colognes-city/

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Osagyefo98: 10:06am On Sep 15
Igbo Ekunie again.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Vyzz: 10:06am On Sep 15
Oya let's go again....



It seems like we doing this all day


#IGBOAMAKA

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by GolDRoger: 10:09am On Sep 15
Nigerian Man became....

una too they like shake table

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Finnese001: 10:13am On Sep 15
IGBO KWENU

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Ikeast(m): 10:24am On Sep 15
Biafran abi Nigerian...?
Igbo race is full of intell, making waves everywhere they found themselves...

#IGBO AMAKA............

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by prince2pac(m): 10:26am On Sep 15
grin

Igbo mma mma nu oo

Igbo muru m, Unu anwuchu la

IGBO AMAKA

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by donbachi(m): 10:34am On Sep 15
"Wer das liest ist koln" Translation:if e dey pain u,go hang.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Anambra1stS0n: 10:54am On Sep 15
Igbos list of achievements in diaspora are endless, its now every week news, blessed tribe, while the bitter mind above me and his likes are in pain

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Bigflamie(m): 11:02am On Sep 15
grin

It has become a norm.

Igbo Mara Mma

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Ogbuu101: 11:10am On Sep 15
5% competing with 97% on achievements grin
For those of you who like dissing America, Britain, Germany and the rest of the West,can any black man become anything in any Arab country?

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Racoon(m): 11:22am On Sep 15
5% ters truly proving their mettle when it matters most. Such a blessed race.Remove all the nonsense going on here back home & see this nation experience greatness.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by horsepower102: 11:36am On Sep 15
Igbos have proven beyond doubt that they are very good in politics. It’s not easy to win elections in foreign land. That’s why all over the world where leadership is needed, they step up, contest and win.

It’s only in Nigeria that the myth of igbos not being good in politics exists.

It’s a myth perpetuated by those that will never vote igbo even if their life depended on it.

But it’s okay. The rejected stones in Nigeria will continue to be the cornerstones all over the world.

The Igbos are globalists, their dream are much bigger than Nigerian tribalistic petty politics.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by PROUDIGBO(m): 11:37am On Sep 15
Had it been Nigeria, they will tell him his people 'don't know how to play politics' so he should sling his hook! shocked

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by PROUDIGBO(m): 11:40am On Sep 15
At this rate, by years end we'd have a Igbo in gov't in every country in the west! shocked

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by horsepower102: 11:46am On Sep 15
The lobby power Igbos will have in future international politics will be so great because they can tap into their political diaspora to achieve their aims. The future is bright for Ndigbo.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Rugaria: 11:51am On Sep 15
PROUDIGBO:
Had it been Nigeria, they will tell him his people 'don't know how to play politics' so he should sling his hook! shocked

That "you don't know how to play politics" line became their anthem since buharis second coming.. very nasty vermins

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by NeverBrokeAgainG: 11:55am On Sep 15
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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Bkayyy: 12:02pm On Sep 15
I don't care whatever the news says.
Whether true or false, I will still reply Igbo Amaka to it.
Igb..... Gb..... Igbo AMAKA!

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by DerideGull(m): 12:14pm On Sep 15
Ctorch:
An Igbo man, Dr. John Emeka Akude made history yesterday as the FIRST BLACK man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany.

He is a Political scientist and from Abatete in Anambra State.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Dr.
Umu Igbo breaking records.
Igbo Excellence.

Credit: @AfamDeluxo

Please, first African not "First Black" because Ndigbo are not blacks. The ignorant use of the word, Black, for human steamed from slavery. Please Ndigbo are not offspring of freed slaves.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Ngorbungor: 12:17pm On Sep 15
horsepower102:
The lobby power Igbos will have in future international politics will be so great because they can tap into their political diaspora to achieve their aims. The future is bright for Ndigbo.

You are right, the way Igbos are positioning themselves in other countries, it will be a very big blessings for them interns of lobbying in future, if the continue like this

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Karlovich: 12:51pm On Sep 15
More tears for skull mining vultures

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Masterclass32: 12:53pm On Sep 15
Here we go again. Igbo amaka.

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Wiseandtrue(f): 12:55pm On Sep 15
We now know those who would have moved this country forward

Instead of Adamu Adamu and the rest!!!

Nepotism kee Buhari there!!!

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by proeast(m): 1:06pm On Sep 15
Igbos have left Nigeria for them, and are now playing in the international arena where they won't be frustrated by quota system and man-know-man system of primitive governance.

Igbo Amaka cool

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by Ogonimilitant(m): 1:09pm On Sep 15
ok

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Re: John Emeka Akude, The First Black Elected Member Cologne City Council In Germany by IduNaOba: 1:40pm On Sep 15
donbachi:
"Wer das liest ist koln"
Translation:if e dey pain u,go hang.
Okwu agwụ!

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