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Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by saphiere(f): 10:33am On Oct 14
A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States of America (USA), come year 2022.

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 challenge USA Representative Lamar Smith for the ticket under the Republican Party.

It said Chenge announced his intention to run for governor of Michigan 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 a decorated with the Achievement Medal as a Distinguished Honour Graduate with a Culmulative 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.

A brief bio on his website said, “Ever-smiling and always the big dreamer, Austin Chenge, 34, from Grand Rapids, is the embodiment of the American Dream.

“Austin has always stunned critics by achieving what others consider impossible. 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 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 Facebook’ Wave. In 2016 his tricycle design (termed Wazobia tricycle) aimed at improving the lives of peasant farmers, made history in the West African nation of Nigeria as the first designed, engineered and manufactured by a person of Nigerian descent. Since 2018 he has served as a Specialist in the US Army, where he has been decorated with an Army Achievement Medal as Distinguished Honor Graduate with a CGPA of 99.8% and for exceptional performance while on Active duty.

“As of March, 2020 Austin became the first Republican Candidate for Governor of Michigan, for the 2022 election.“


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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by saphiere(f): 10:34am On Oct 14
Great news!

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by MickzyDonald(m): 10:36am On Oct 14
Austin baba Abeg no use anything resemble Our old Buhari

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Amotolongbo(f): 10:39am On Oct 14
NCAN will all rush in to see which “Amaka” he is!

But this “Amaka” don disappoint them

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by SBM10: 10:39am On Oct 14
Good luck to you Austin..

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by MickzyDonald(m): 10:41am On Oct 14
[quote author=Amotolongbo post=94927869][/quote] im advising him na
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Amotolongbo(f): 10:42am On Oct 14
MickzyDonald:

im advising him na
I Dey use your yansh keep space ni o.
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by hakeem4(m): 10:43am On Oct 14
grin
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by FarahAideed: 10:43am On Oct 14
As Long as he is a republican our Prayers are with Him

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by juniorboma: 10:43am On Oct 14
I'm very proud of you

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by MickzyDonald(m): 10:44am On Oct 14
Amotolongbo:
I Dey use your yansh keep space ni o.
i saw your hand rubbing past my c*cumber thats why..........
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by hakeem4(m): 10:45am On Oct 14
So if he was in Nigeria he would not not be able to run for governorship cause the minimum age is 35years

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Lipscomb(m): 10:46am On Oct 14
This is a big disappointment for Amaka group.

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Madmohamed419(m): 10:49am On Oct 14
Amotolongbo:
NCAN will all rush in to see which “Amaka” he is!

But this “Amaka” don disappoint them
we have too much Amaka. So what is special about this. As long as is not Yoruba no problem. Benue amake. Even when you look at him you fine out he have igbo blood in him.

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Sabadon(m): 12:51pm On Oct 14
Austin chenge

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by ayanbadejo68166: 1:00pm On Oct 14
[quote author=Amotolongbo post=94927869][/quote]
im advising him na
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by slivertongue: 1:56pm On Oct 14
it does no harm to try...
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by BlackfireX: 2:00pm On Oct 14
If in Nigeria, he won't even win chairman in the motor park...



I need Visa

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by AsiwajuNdigbo: 2:04pm On Oct 14
Good luck to him.
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Oracleforce: 2:21pm On Oct 14
Nyamiri people are voiceless this time....
Name checkers crew, over to you...

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by helinues: 2:35pm On Oct 14
If he is contesting in Michigan under Republicans, then he should win.

Michigan is a red zone in Usa

BTW, Amaka people would be dissapointed..

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by sorsor(m): 2:45pm On Oct 14
Wish ya All the best
Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by PeaceIlya: 2:52pm On Oct 14
When the Niger Deltans rose to "revolt" & cut short the oil supply of oil companies/barons, they were asked to select "leaders" & representatives.

They had just won a few battles. Not the war. Each time, the "representatives" were flown to Abuja, lodged in 5 star hotels and "entertained". A chaperone was attached to them from the other side, & ensures that they are lacking of nothing. These were riverine boys who hadn't seen opulence, talk more of the extravagance of oil coys, barons who saw these expenses as slush funds & the lavishness of Abuja.

A day turned into two & into weeks, & the message of the "chaperone" will be, "Enjoy yourselves. They're still in a meeting & will be with you shortly". The representatives were "freedom fighters", here to speak about their impoverished people & oil drenched villages.

Often, one or two will remind them of why they came to Abuja, because they were already falling into the hedonic trap. Others will remind the conscious ones to take life more easily - the inability to subdue the pull of money is where evil roots in. They fell. These were conscious strategies. A week or two later, when these "representatives" had fully clung to the web, the chaperone announces that the "ogas" were ready to see them.

It took nothing to convince these boys why a few millions, houses & cars for themselves & their boys (and maybe a few boreholes for the community) and a little projects by the companies was a good deal.

They were making a concession, after all, they had treated them well & understand their clamour. Why should they keep being at loggerheads with the military when they can work together? A little muscle is a good tactic even when you're at odds. The representatives agreed. They forgot about the struggle. The community. They reason they took up to arms. And the people. Greed is a motivator. Everyone has a price. "Concession. Negotiation. Leaders." "Committee."

The oldest trick in the Machiavellian book. As the saying goes, "if you must dine with the devil, use a long spoon". It's a deliberate derailment. Citizens (we) have not won ANYTHING. Just a few battles. If the government wanted to make reforms, they don't need to "negotiate" to do the right thing.

Already, factions are forming. They know you want power. If money is the root of evil, power is the soil on which it germinates.

There's always a history lesson.

Focus.

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by lekki1444: 2:52pm On Oct 14
coolkiddwaya pipo

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Guyfawkes2: 2:52pm On Oct 14
If it's Nigeria , he will be following a 70 year old politician forming social media aide

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by ILoveDemMANNA: 2:52pm On Oct 14
We should make this happen in 2023.....if they are not going to be a criminal like Dimeji Bankole, one of the PDP thieves that took away the chance of youths in this nation.

johnkent:
Republican? LMAO
No chance!!
No chance because he is republican?
U think say na tribalistic and ethnicity bigots dey vote for yankee?

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by brosom(m): 2:52pm On Oct 14
I be wan say Igbo, or Yoruba Amake, but the name dey somehow.

Anyway, Nigeria Amaka!

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by Thinkfree(m): 2:53pm On Oct 14
Amotolongbo:
NCAN will all rush in to see which “Amaka” he is!

But this “Amaka” don disappoint them
Tiv Amaka! Benue Amaka!! Nigeria!!!

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Re: Austin Chenge Contesting For Governor In Michigan, USA (Photo) by gideonite98(m): 2:53pm On Oct 14
Good luck to him

I still dey buy anything you wan sell grin
Check my SIG

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