22-year-old Nigerian wins city council election in Texas


A 22 year-old Nigerian-American, Steve Ezeonu, has won the Grand Prairie City Council run-off election in Texas, United States.

Ezeonu, a Democrat, clinched 3,903 votes to beat his closest rival Greg Giessner, who garnered 3,720 votes in the June 5 run-off election.

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated the 22-year old in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations of the commission.

Dabiri-Erewa said Ezeonu’s victory was hard-earned but well-deserved.

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She added that she was not surprised by Ezeonu’s victory because his resilience, dedication, doggedness contributed to his success at that age.

The NiDCOM chief urged other Nigerians to emulate Ezeonu’s feat and strive to excel in their pursuits as “hard work is the key to success”.

She also urged them also to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience imbibed in Nigerians


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