Nigerians Respond As Jaylen Smith, 18, Becomes The Youngest Mayor In The United States.
Netizens have responded to the news that Jaylen Smith, eighteen, has become the youngest black mayor in the United States of America.
Smith was elected mayor of Earle, Arkansas, after defeating his opponent, Nemi Matthews Sr., with a total vote of 218 to 139 in a runoff election.
Smith confirmed his victory on Facebook and thanked those who supported him with their votes.
He wrote, “It's official, Earle, Arkansas!!” I'm your newly elected Mayor of Earle, Arkansas… ‘It's Time to Build a Better Chapter of Earle, Arkansas.' I'd like to thank all of my supporters for working hard to get people to the polls. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you.”
Nigerians have reacted to the news that Jaylen Smith has been elected Mayor of Earle, Arkansas. Netizens noted that in a country run by corrupt and political figures, it is extremely difficult for a promising young man to win an election when old men refuse to take a seat.
Felicity wrote: Wow…fantastic; that's congratulations to him.
One Oluwa wrote: Africans (particularly Nigerians) should see this now before voting for old and sick leaders…think twice,
In Nigeria, they're shouting “Akanbi, Omoluabi” to an Ancestor, the next thing you know, they're scouring the web for freebies. Stella wrote.
Nobody stops anyone in Nigeria, according to Laidebo Balogun. Some of our youth are also doing exceptionally well. It's nothing new; their president is around 80 years old. Instead of turning to yahoo, more youth should turn to politics and legitimate business and see what happens.
I don't want to see any comments comparing this to Nigeria. N ot when we have hungry youths willing to sell their birthrights to a 90-year-old. one Benson wrote.
One user, david don, stated that this should serve as a wake-up call to Nigerians because old dying men are still running for office.
Congratulations…..na y Yankee sweet, If you are in Nigeria, you may collect. francis ukotte wrote.
One Pato wondered, “Why in Nigeria do you have to be 89 to become President…na wa?”