Mrs 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.
The NiDCOM Chairman/CEO, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, 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.
According to the statement, the young Nigerian-American earned 3,903 votes to beat his closest rival Greg Giessner; who garnered 3,720 votes in the June 5 runoff 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 pay”.
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”; while urging them also to continue to demonstrate the spirit of resilience imbibed in Nigerians
She advised Ezeonu to fulfill all his electoral promises to the electorate; as he has a lot of opportunities ahead of him in the future.
She expressed appreciation to the Nigerian community in Texas for giving him their maximum support.
Dabiri-Erewa said that she had contacted Ezeonu earlier before the election to give him words of encouragement and support.
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
This was contained in a statement issued by the PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday.
The statement read in part: “The PDP recalls how the APC Caucus has been pushing bills in the National Assembly, particularly in November 2020; seeking to enforce a draconian regulation of social media so as to gag Nigerians from exposing its atrocities; including human right abuses; treasury looting; nepotism; and sectional marginalization by the APC administration.
“Nigerians can also recall how the APC administration in carrying out the agenda of its party has been using the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to suffocate the media space with humongous fines and threats of suspension of operating license on broadcast stations.
“The PDP wants the APC to know that their plot against Nigerians has been exposed and cannot stand.”