34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge joins race for governor in America

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A 34-year- , Austin Chenge, has joined the race for the governorship position in the state Michigan in the United States America.

The election is expected to hold in 2022.

A by the Head Media and unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, identified Chenge as a native .

Chenge is expected to challenge USA Representative, Lamar Smith, for the ticket under the Republican Party.

It said Chenge announced his intention to run for governor Michigan in March 2020, making him the first Republican to do so.

The said Chenge is popular locally for designing the popular tricycle, known as “Wazobia tricycle”, in 2016, designed to improve the lives of peasant farmers all Africa.

“Chenge is a Law graduate from the of Birmingham, England. Since the year 2018, he has been serving the as a specialist. He is a decorated the Achievement Medal as a Distinguished Honour Graduate a Culmulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 99.8% and for exceptional while on active duty,” it added.

“Austin has always stunned critics by achieving what others consider impossible. A graduate of the School of Law at the of Birmingham England, Austin raised $200,000 in for his first startup,

/Holla.com (now sold) in England and soon expanded to San Jose in California.

“He created Waving in a social networking environment in 2011, a concept later seen on ’ Wave. In 2016 his tricycle design (termed Wazobia tricycle) aimed at improving the lives of peasant farmers, made history in the West African of Nigeria as the first designed, engineered and manufactured by a person of descent. Since 2018, he has served as a Specialist in the Army, where he has been decorated an Army Achievement Medal as Distinguished Honour Graduate a CGPA of 99.8% and for exceptional while on Active duty.

“As of March, 2020 Austin became the first Republican Candidate for Governor of Michigan, for the 2022 election,” a biography on Chenge’s website added. (Punch)