34-year-old Nigerian in race to become Governor of US state of Michigan
A 34-year-old Nigerian man identified as Austine Chenge is currently vying for the governorship seat of US state of Michigan.
Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said the Benue indigene announced his intention to run for governor of Michigan in March 2020 and he will challenge USA Representative Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party.
Chenge is said to be popular locally for designing the tricycle known as “Wazobia tricycle” in 2016, created to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa.
“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.”
Written by Kartia Velino