President Buhari Keeps To Promise, Signs Not Too Young To Run Bill
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, signed the Not Too Young To Run Bill into law.
The much anticipated Bill by young Nigerians was signed in the presence of young people from the 36 states and FCT at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that President Buhari, had in his Democracy Day broadcast on Tuesday, pledged to sign the bill “in a few days’ time.”
The 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be aged 35 or above.
The law, however, reduces the minimum age for presidential candidates from 40 to 35, and state governors and senators from 35 to 30. The age limit for state assembly is 25.
The bill was passed by both Chambers of the National Assembly in 2017 and also been approved by the constitutionally required two-thirds of the state assemblies.