Senate passes not-too-young-to-run bill

Senate passes not-too-young-to-run bill

The Nigerian Senate has on Wednesday, July 26, passed a bill extending the age brackets for aspirants of political positions in the country.


The bill, “not-too-young-to-run” was passed by the Senate after much clamour from several sections of the country, insisting the active participation of Nigerian youths in the politics of the country.

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

The bill proposed that young Nigerians would contest for president at 35 and governor at 30.

Also, the bill provides for persons at 25-years to contest for the House of Representative or state assemblies across the country.

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

 

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