‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari

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President Buhari

Nigerian youths  now have opportunity to aspire and run for elections with the signing of \’Not Too Young To Run\’ bill.

It was historical  on Thursday 31st May,  2018 when President Buhari assented to the bill at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, posted two videos on Twitter which shows President Buhari signing the bill into law.

Addressing a gathering of youths who witnessed the signing, the President said, “Your focus and contributions have now successfully increased the quality and maturity of Nigerian democracy and expanded the playing field for youth participation in politics.

“You, the young people of Nigeria, are now set to leave your mark on the political space, just as you have done over the decades in entrepreneurship, sports, art, media entertainment, technology, and several other fields.”

President Buhari had promised to assent to the bill while addressing the nation on Tuesday in a live broadcast in Abuja.

“In (a) few days to come, I will be joined by many promising young Nigerians to sign into law the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill,” he had said in his Democracy Day’s speech.

Both Senate and the House of Representatives had passed the bill in 2017.

It later received the constitutionally required approval of two-thirds of National Assembly, leaving the final step of presidential assent.

‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill seeks a reduction in the age limit for presidential candidates from 40 to 35, as well as state governors and senators from 35 to 30.

Following the President’s approval, the minimum age for national and state assembly members will now be 25.

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