Gov. Tate Reeves calls Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba incompetent

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-20 16:41:48

Gov. Tate Reeves speaks at a turkey pardoning event Thursday, October 20, 2022, to kick off Extra Table's Tackle Hunger Holiday Campaign. Reeves also spent time addressing conflict between the state of Mississippi and city of Jackson over the city's water system.

A ceremonial turkey pardoning at the governor’s mansion Thursday was quickly overshadowed by questions over the latest edition in a long-running series of tense moments and jabs thrown between the City of Jackson and the State of Mississippi.

On multiple occasions, during his answer to a question over who would field bids for staffing the city’s water plants, Gov. Tate Reeves called Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba “incompetent” and said the mayor has “irrevocably broken” the Unified Command Structure that was put in place in August when the city’s water system failed.

“This city was once…

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