Mustapha Muhammad and his wife with city leaders in support of the Nation of Islam's Million Family March in 2000
In 2013, Muhammad was one of three opponents to then-Councilman Mapp, the others being Republican Sandy Spector and independent D. Scott Belin. Mapp won with 5,234 votes and Muhammad came in second with 1,061, followed by Spector with 765 and Belin with 392.
This time, no Republicans filed for the office and Mapp handily won over primary challengers Rev. Tracey Brown, Councilwoman Bridget Rivers and political newcomer Dr. Henrilynn Davis Ibezim on Tuesday.
Muhammad filed Tuesday with the slogan, "Independent/Justice Party."
Leading up to the primary, Muhammad kept up a barrage of posts on Facebook, most recently urging voters to vote for Brown for mayor. Today on Facebook he announced his own official candidacy.