A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, has joined the race for the governorship position within the state of Michigan in the USA of America.
The election is anticipated to carry in 2022.
An announcement by the Head of Media and Public Relations unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, recognized Chenge as a native of Benue State, Nigeria.
Chenge is anticipated to challenge USA Representative, Lamar Smith, for the ticket beneath the Republican Party.
It mentioned Chenge introduced his intention to run for governor of Michigan in March 2020, making him the first Republican to take action.
The statement mentioned Chenge is popular locally for designing the popular tricycle, often known as “Wazobia tricycle”, in 2016, designed to enhance the lives of peasant farmers throughout Africa.
“Chenge is a Law graduate from the University of Birmingham, England. Since the year 2018, he has been serving with the US army as a specialist. He’s a decorated with the Achievement Medal as a Distinguished Honour Graduate with a Culmulative Grade Level Common (CGPA) of 99.8% and for distinctive efficiency whereas on energetic obligation,” it added.
“Austin has all the time surprised critics by reaching what others take into account not possible. A graduate of the School of Law at the University of Birmingham England, Austin raised over $200,000 in funding for his first startup, Holla@Me/Holla.com (now offered) in England and shortly expanded to San Jose in California.
“He created Waving in a social networking setting in 2011, an idea later seen on Facebook’ Wave. In 2016 his tricycle design (termed Wazobia tricycle) aimed toward bettering the lives of peasant farmers, made historical past within the West African nation of Nigeria as the primary designed, engineered and manufactured by an individual of Nigerian descent.
Since 2018, he has served as a Specialist within the US Military, the place he has been embellished with an Military Achievement Medal as Distinguished Honor Graduate with a CGPA of 99.8% and for distinctive efficiency whereas on Energetic obligation.