A Nigerian-American, Steve Ezeonu is being celebrated after he was elected into a political office in the United States.
He won the Grand Prairie City Council election run-off in Texas, US.
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.
According to the statement, the young Nigerian-American earned 3,903 votes to beat his closest rival Greg Giessner, who garnered 3,720 votes in the June 5 run-off.
The run-off saw Ezeonu (Democrat) getting 51.2 per cent of the votes against Mr Giessner’s 48.8 per cent.
The NiDCOM chairman explained that by emerging victorious, Mr Ezeonu proved “hard work and dedication to duty pay.”
She pointed out that she was not surprised by Ezeonu’s victory because his resilience, dedication, doggedness contributed to his success despite his young age.
The NiDCOM chief urged other Nigerians to imitate Ezeonu’s feat and strive to excel in their pursuits as “hard work is the key to success,” while urging them also to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience imbibed in Nigerians.
She advised the new Texas city councilor to fulfil all his electoral promises to the electorate, expressing appreciation to the Nigerian community in Texas for giving him their maximum support.
Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that she had contacted him earlier before the election to give him words of encouragement and support.