Reps pass #NotTooYoungToRun bill

House of Reps
House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill.

The bill which was also passed by the Senate on Wednesday seeks to reduce the age for elective offices in the country.

A total of 261 members voted in support of the bill, while 23 members voted against it and 2 abstained.

If passed by at least 24 of 36 state houses of assemblies across the federation and signed into law, it would mean that an individual can contest for the office of the President at the age of 35 and for governor and the Senate at the age of 30.


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  • emmanuel

    I am now more convinced than ever before that majority of Nigerian youths are compound edeorts and just as confused as our useless politicians who earn fat monies for doing nothing. How could Nigerian youths demonstrate and shut down NASS just because they too want to participate and begin to steal early in life? If the so called Nigerian youths really care about their future and are pissed off with the decay in the system, then why did they not
    1) Demonstrate against the huge allowances that Legislators go home with?
    2) Demonstrate and demand that “Honourable” sexy Abbah resign after he was caught in hotel with whores
    3) Demonstrate that Buhari who has been missing since 82 days resigns
    4) Demonstrate that thieving Governors who rip their states off via huge pensions running into billions be arrested and executed
    5) Demonstrate that at least the Nigerian government give a NAME and ADDRESS to every suicide bomber

    …and the next thing you do is to campaign that you participate so you can steal like Dmeji Banki did. Why don’t you campaign vigorously and encourage all persons below 45 not to vote in Presidential elections.

    The truth of the matter is; it is the same National Assembly that assembled some youths somewhere and encouraged them to go on this campaign so that the REAL youths who are planning some more serious demonstrations against Buhari will not be able to gather momentum. Sure not all Nigerians are mumus.