34-year-old Nigerian in race to become Governor of US state of Michigan
Austin Chenge, an indigene of Benue State in Nigeria, is set to challenge USA Representative Lamar Smith for the ticket to become governor of the US state of Michigan, under the Republican Party.
Reports issued by Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abdul-Rahman Balogun, indicates that Chenge disclosed his intention to contest for governor of Michigan in March 2020, making him the first Republican to do so.
The report further stated that “Chenge is a Law graduate from the University of Birmingham, England. Since the year 2018, and 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 34 year old Nigerian politician is locally popular for designing the popular tricycle, known as “Wazobia tricycle”, in 2016, meant to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa.
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