The Senate Passes Bill Of ‘Not Too Young To Run’
Among other bills passed by the senate last Wednesday July 26 2017, the Not Too Young To Run bill has also been passed.
This development seeks age reduction for elective offices in the country.
During the voting, 86 Senators voted for, while 10 were against. One lawmaker abstained.
The passing signifies that the Nigerian youth can now contest for President at the age of 35 and at the age of 30 contest for Governorship or the Senate.
The initial age was 40 and 35 years limit respectively, which was mandated by the constitution.
But now the it also stipulates that even 25-year-olds can legislate in the National and State Assemblies across the country.
However, for the bill to take effect, it needs the endorsement of 24 State Assemblies and presidential assent.