New Philadelphia NAACP president elected

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The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected 62-year-old Minister Rodney Muhammad as the organization's new president. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected 62-year-old Minister Rodney Muhammad as the organization's new president.

Our cameras were there as voters made their selections in North Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

Muhammad came to Philadelphia in 1991 to lead Mosque No. 12 was born Rodney Ellis in Chicago, Illinois.

He was first vice-president of the Philadelphia NAACP chapter.

Muhammad faced opposition for the presidency from two other candidates:

-The Rev. Pamela K. Williams, a community activist and retired School District of Philadelphia police officer.

-Thomas Logan, a retired Philadelphia AFL-CIO official who first ran for NAACP president in 2000, when then-Mayor John F. Street supported him in a bid to oust Mondesire.

Earlier this year the NAACP suspended president Jerry Mondesire and three of his board members amid public squabbling and questions over handling of the group's finances.

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