Ezeonu (Democrat) received 51.2 percent of the vote in the run-off, compared to Mr. Giessner’s 48.8%.
Steve Ezeonu, a Nigerian-American, is being honored after being elected to a political post in the United States.
In the United States, he was elected to the Grand Prairie City Council in a run-off election.
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.”
In a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Dabiri-Erewa congratulated Ezeonu.
According to the announcement, the young Nigerian-American received 3,903 votes in the June 5 run-off, defeating his nearest challenger Greg Giessner, who received 3,720 votes.
Ezeonu (Democrat) received 51.2 percent of the vote in the run-off, compared to Mr Giessner’s 48.8%.
The NiDCOM chairman explained that by emerging victorious, Mr. Ezeonu proved “hard work and dedication to duty pay.”
She stated that Ezeonu’s achievement did not surprise her because his tenacity, determination, and perseverance led to his achievement despite his youth.
The NiDCOM chairman advised other Nigerians to emulate Ezeonu’s achievement and aim for excellence in their endeavors, saying that “hard effort is the key to success,” while also encouraging them to continue to display the resilient spirit that Nigerians are known for.
She urged the new Texas city councilor to keep all of his campaign pledges to the electorate, thanking the Nigerian community in Texas for their unwavering support.
Dabiri-Erewa revealed that she contacted him prior to the election to offer him words of encouragement.