Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has congratulated 22-year old Nigerian- American, Steve Ezeonu, for winning the Grand Prairie City Council run-off election in Texas, U.S.
Dabiri-Erewa said Ezeonu’s victory was hard-earned but well-deserved, stressing that 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 election.
The June 5 local run off election saw the Democrat Ezeonu getting 51.2 per cent of the votes as against Greg’s 48.8 per cent.
Dabiri-Erewa said that by emerging victorious, Ezeonu had proven that “hard work and dedication to duty pays”.
She added that she was not surprised by Ezeonu’s victory because his resilience, dedication, doggednesss 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”, while urging them also to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience imbibed in Nigerians.
She advised Ezeonu to fulfil all his electoral promises to the electorate as he has a lot of opportunities ahead of him in future.
She expressed appreciation to the Nigerian comunity in Texas for giving him their maximum support, stressing that she had contacted Ezeonu earlier before the election to give him words of encouragement and support.