African leaders and clergy rally for mayoral candidate Eric Adams (302223)
Credit: Bill Moore photo

A group of prominent city African leaders and clergy backed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor, citing what they said was his ability to lead New York back from a recession and the health and public safety crises that have disproportionately impacted communities of color.

“The New York City mayoral election is the most important election in the city’s recent history, due to the ongoing pandemic, difficult economic conditions, public safety concerns and the growing political divide among New Yorkers,” said Sheikh Musa Drammeh. “After going through the backgrounds, qualifications, experiences and leadership skills needed to unify the city and overcome the daunting socioeconomic and health challenges it is facing, Mr. Eric Adams comes out on top among all other candidates running to be our next mayor. Special times require the special leadership skills that Mr. Eric Adams possesses. I wholeheartedly support Mr. Adams to be our next mayor.”