Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States of America for 2022.

Austin Chenge, a native of Benue State in Nigeria, will challenge Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party.

According to a statement by Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the 34-year-old is popular locally for designing the tricycle known as Wazobia in 2016 aimed to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa.

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

“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 of 99.8% and for exceptional performance while on active duty,” Balogun said.

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