A Nigerian-American, Steve Ezeonu is being celebrated after being elected to political office in the United States. He won the second round of the Grand Prairie City Council election in Texas.

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated 22-year-old Steve for winning the City Council election, which she said ”was hard-earned but well-deserved.”

Dabiri-Erewa congratulated Ezeonu in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations of the commission.

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According to the statement, the young Nigerian-American defeated his closest competitor, Greg Gisner, with 3,903 votes, who won 3,720 votes in the final on June 5. In the second round, Ezeonu (Democratic Party) got 51.2% of the vote, and Giessner got 48.8% of the vote.

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The NiDCOM president explained that by winning, Mr. Ezeonu demonstrated “hard work and dedication to rates.” He noted that he was not surprised by Ezeonu’s victory, because despite his youth, his tenacity, dedication and tenacity contributed to his success.


The head of NiDCOM urged other Nigerians to follow Ezeonu’s feat and strive for excellence, because “hard work is the key to success”, and urge them to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience of Nigerians. He suggested that the new Texas City Councillor honor all his election promises to voters and expressed his gratitude to the Nigerian community in Texas for giving him the greatest support.


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