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Meet The 34-Year-Old Nigerian Contesting To Become A Governor In USA



34-year-old Austin Chenge, a native of Benue State in Nigeria, has joined the race to become governor for US state of Michigan.

Austin Chenge is not only the first Nigerian to contest for the position but he is the first Republican to to do, according to Head of Media and Public Relation unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun.

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Mr. Balogun said Chenge made his intentions to run for governor of Michigan known in March 2020. He will be challenging USA Representative Lamar Smith for the seat under the ticket of the Republican Party.

A statement from the NiDCOM added, “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.

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“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.”

The Nigerian born politician is famous locally for creating a tricycle known as “Wazobia tricycle” in 2016 to improve the lives of peasant farmers in Africa.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com