#NotTooYoungToRun: At 35 Years, You Can Now Run To Become President In Nigeria


Above is the new age qualification to run for a political office as approved by the Nigerian Senate during the constitution review exercise yesterday #NotTooYoungToRun.

86 Senators voted in support of the bill, 10 voted against it while 1 lawmaker abstained.

 The bill seeks to reduce the age limits for elective position.
Before now, a person must be at least 40 years of age to be elected President or Vice President, 35 to be a Senator or State Governor, and 30 to be a Representative in parliament.

Contribution to the bill on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Senator Dino Melaye noted that the future of Nigeria belongs to the youths.

Melaye noted that a bill seeking to stop older people from contesting for elective position should be introduced and passed.

For the bill to, however, take effect, it needs the endorsement of 24 State Assemblies and presidential assent.

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