JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The City of Jackson’s new leader, Chokwe Antar Lumumba has been sworn into office.
Lumumba took the Oath of Office Monday morning at the Jackson Convention Complex. All of the Jackson council members were also sworn in at the ceremony.
After Lumumba took his oath, citizens in the crowd stood up and took an oath to push the city forward.
Mayor Lumumba said he’s looking forward to the city going into a new direction.
“We have already made some changes that we are looking to go into office with some will happen gradually we didn’t think it would be wise to make a sweeping change all at once not to say that everyone is going to go we’re not going to throw the baby out with the bath,” he said.
Lumumba beat Incumbent Mayor Tony Yarber in the May Democratic Primary Race and several others in the June General Election.