African leaders run for City Council District 16 seat in the Bronx

L-R: Candidates Amadou Diallo, Abiodun Bello, and Dr. Bola Omotosho

By Isseu Diouf-Campbell

Three of the Africans running for the City Council District 16 seat in the Bronx attended a town hall meeting on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Bronx Community College, presented by the United African Coalition, a group of African community leaders.

The district – which includes the Morrisania, Highbridge, and Morris Heights sections of the Bronx – is 
currently represented by African-American Council Member Helen D. Foster.

Nigerian native and entrepreneur Dr. Bola Omotosho, businessman of Guinean descent Amadou Diallo, and tax auditor of Nigerian descent Abiodun Bello, were on the hot seat for two hours answering questions from moderator Bookie Shonuga and the audience.

The fourth candidate, Naaimat Muhammed, who is of Ghanaian descent and works as community outreach worker for Foster, was absent.

Photos of the event