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22-Year-Old Nigerian Steve Ezeonu Wins U.S City Council Election

22-Year-Old Nigerian Steve Ezeonu Wins U.S City Council Election

22-Year-Old Nigerian Steve Ezeonu Wins U.S City Council Election

  • Steve Ezeonu, a 22-year-old Nigerian has won the Grand Prairie City Council election in Texas United States.

  • The young African-American who is a democrat defeated Greg Giessner who had occupied the post for 12 years

  • Ezeonu earned 3,903 to Giessner’s 3,720, making him the first black City Council member in Grand Prairie in 4 decades

A 22-year-old Nigerian-American Steve Ezeonu has emerged victorious in the Grand Prairie City Council run-off election for Texas U.S.

Steve Ezeonu
Steve Ezeonu

The young democrat faced stiff competition from Republican, Greg Giessner who was the incumbent and had held the post for 12 years.

Ezeonu won 3,903 votes to Giessner’s 3,720, which amounts to 51.2% to the opposition’s 48.8%.

Ezeonu becomes the first black City Council member in Grand Prairie alongside Democrat, Kurt Johnson.

According to fellow Texan and supporter, Ezeonu was an immigrant that stood up for his community.

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The record-breaker was also congratulated by the chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Abike Dabiri

She claimed that his resilience and dedication were responsible for his success at an early age.

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged other young Nigerians to follow in Steve Ezeonu’s footsteps and strive for success.

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