Nigerian Man Running To Become Michigan Governor In The United States

by Duke Magazine

A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is vying for the governorship seat in the state of Michigan in the United States of America (USA), in the 2022 election.

A statement by Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), indicated that Chenge, a native of Benue State in Nigeria, will be running against USA Representative Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party.

It was gathered that Chenge announced his intention to run for Michigan gubernatorial in March 2020, making him the first Republican to do so.

According to the statement, the young Nigerian is an embodiment of the American dream who has repeatedly stunned critics by achieving what most people would consider impossible.

“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 Honors 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.

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