Buhari has agreed to sign ‘Not Too Young to Run’ bill. The president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to sign ‘Not Too Young to Run’ bill. He assured Nigerians during the Democracy day broadcast. If signed, the Nigerians youths wil be eligible to contest election in Nigeria.
He said, “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.”
Buhari has agreed to sign ‘Not Too Young to Run’ bill
The bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 Constitution, seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country.
It was first passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in July 2017. Many state houses of assembly in the country have also passed the bill.
He said, “The upcoming months will usher us into another season of general elections. Let me use this opportunity to urge us all to conduct ourselves, our wards and our constituencies with the utmost sense of fairness, justice and peaceful co-existence such that we will have not only hitch-free elections but also a credible and violence-free process.”