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President Buhari signs #NotTooYoungToRun Bill | WATCH

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Not Too Young to Run bill today.

Buhari had, during his Democracy Day speech on Tuesday, revealed that he’ll be signing the bill into law “in few days”.

The Reduction of Age for Election Bill popularly known on social media as #NotTooYoungToRun, will see the reduction of the minimum age to run for President from 40 to 35 years, State and Federal representatives from 30 to 25 years and 30 years for Governors and Senators.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, President Buhari said:

“If you really want to change something in Nigeria, and if you can organise yourselves and work hard towards it – you can achieve it. The outcome of such efforts is this remarkable feat.”

Watch the signing below:

Read Buhari’s speech at the signing ceremony below:

Photo Credit: Instagram – @bayoomoboriowo

9 Comments

  1. teekay

    May 31, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Let’s see how this speech can go viral biko! Mr. President called us lazy few weeks ago but has turned around to say we’ve left our marks in entrepreneurship, technology, sports, entertainment and several other fields! Sir, you go out and portray us in bad light when you know this truth? Wow! Well done on signing this bill but I hope we all get our PVCs ready to vote you out!

  2. Amaka

    May 31, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    YEAH!!!!! Up you Nigerian youths. Now let’s go get our country in order. I think this is the time I will listen to my parents, and move to Nigeria. Join and build our future. Common everybody, let’s join hands and build the Nigeria that people will be proud of, and I mean those of us in the diaspora, that are not comfortable going home due to security risks, no light and every other reason we might have for not wanting to move back home. Let us go home and do this. Anyone found a political party that has mostly youths yet? I am just asking. YEAH!!!! HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY FOR NIGERIA!!!!!! Nigerian youths have nothing to complain about now, as the reason why they cannot be involved in the political discuss. Age is no longer a barrier. Oh I think there is one more thing….. PVC

    • Wonder

      May 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Please check out Alliance for New Nigeria alliancefornewnigeria.org

  3. Abi

    May 31, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    How about a “too old to run” bill. We need to bar these old folks from running

    • Amaka

      June 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      @ Abi, I totally agree with you. There should be age limit for running for an office. All the old engines should leave office immediately. The age should be capped at 65 years. FULL STOP. Also, if you have any illness that will require the Nigerian citizens to use their hard earned money to send you to hospital, either you are treated by Nigerian doctors or you leave office. PERIOD…. How about we start this campaign for #TOO OLD TO RUN???

  4. Benjamin

    May 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Yeah! Nigeria youths shall be her light and shoulder anchor!

  5. Adamazi

    May 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Where’s the You Are Too Old To Run Bill? Once you reach retirement age that should be it.

  6. dilly dally coper

    May 31, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    you cant buy our votes!!!

  7. Physio Tinu

    May 31, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Democracy is such a beautiful thing. Jonathan tenure refused to even consider this bill and see what happened few years later. In another couple of years, another tenure would reduce the age limit for senators and governors.
    Kudos to the team that made this happen!

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