Buhari Signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill Into Law

Buhari Signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill Into Law

Hope for greater youth participation in politics was brightened yesterday (Thursday) with President Muhammadu Buhari appending his signature to the “Not Too Young To Run Bill” completing the process of making it an Act of the National Assembly. The Bill was signed into law inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, thereby fulfilling

Not Too Young To RunHope for greater youth participation in politics was brightened yesterday (Thursday) with President Muhammadu Buhari appending his signature to the “Not Too Young To Run Bill” completing the process of making it an Act of the National Assembly.

The Bill was signed into law inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, thereby fulfilling President Buhari’s pledge of signing the Bill soon in his Democracy Day broadcast.
The Bill was passed by both arms of the National assembly last year. It seeks to reduce the age qualification for elective office seekers across the country.

The President was seen signing the Bill surrounded by young people in different attires depicting the diversity in culture across the country and watched by members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The bill was passed by the National Assembly last year to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the constitution. It was to reduce the age qualification for president from 40 to 30; governor from 35 to 30; senator from 35 to 30; House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly membership from 30 to 25.
It was the outcome of relentless struggle by a coalition of more than 40 youth-based initiatives across the country that has been brought to fruition.

The President said jokingly at the event that the Youth should delay their presidential ambition should wait till after the 2019 election.

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