A 34 year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States of America (USA), come year 2022.
In a statement, Abdul Raman Balogun, Head of media and public relations unit ,Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) disclosed that Chenge a native of Benue State in Nigeria will contest with USA Representative Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party. Chenge announced his intention to run for governor of Michigan in 2020.
According to the statement“Chenge is a Law graduate from the University of Birmingham, England. Since the year 2018, he has been serving with the US military as a specialist.
“He is decorated with the Achievement Medal as a Distinguished Honour Graduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 99.8% and for exceptional performance while on active duty.”
The statement said that Chenge is popular locally for designing the popular tricycle, known as “Wazobia tricycle”, in 2016, designed to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa. (NAN)