A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge is said to be in race of contesting for the governorship seat in Michigan, USA.
Chenge, who is a native of Benue Statein Nigeria will compete with USA Representative, Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party.
Head of Media and Public Relations unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abdul-Rahman Balogun said the Benue indigene declared his intention to run for governor of Michigan in March 2020, making him the first Republican to do so.
The Nigeria born politician is famous locally for designing the tricycle known as “Wazobia tricycle” in 2016, created to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa.
A part of the statement reads,
“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.”