NIDCOM boss hails 22-year old Nigerian for winning US city council runoff election

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Chairman/CEO,  Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated 22-year old Nigerian- American, Junior Steve Ezeonu for winning the Grand Prairie City Council run-off election in Texas, US.

In a statement made available to 9News Nigeria by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations of NIDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa described the victory of Ezeonu, though a very tough one, as very well-deserved.

Ezeonu, a Nigerian- American, beat his closest rival in the June 5 run- off election, Greg Giessner with 3903 votes as against Greg’s 3720.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 in a congratulatory message, said Ezeonu has proven that hard work and dedication to duty pays, saying that she is not surprised that Ezeonu, at that age, won the election due to his resilience, dedication, hard work and doggedness. The NIDCOM boss encouraged Nigerians to emulate Ezeonu’s feat and strive to excel in their pursuit as hard work is the key to success, while urging them to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience imbibed in Nigerians

She, however, advised Ezeonu to fulfil all his electoral promises to the electorate as he has a lot of opportunities ahead of him in future. She thanked the Nigerian Community in Texas for giving him their maximum support during his campaign.

Dabiri-Erewa had, during the campaign, contacted Ezeonu and gave him words of encouragement and support.

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