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President Buhari signs #NotTooYoungToRun Bill.


President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, 31st May, 2018 signed the "Not Too Young To Run Bill" into law at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.



This is coming after the President Buhari promised on Tuesday, through his Democracy Day speech, pledging to sign the bill. 

At 2.30pm today May 31, 2018, I signed into law the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, a landmark piece of legislation that was conceived, championed and accomplished by young Nigerians. The Bill has now become an Act of Parliament. It is a historic day for Nigeria.

The bill was passed by the National Assembly last year to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the Constitution to reduce the age qualification for President from 40 to 30; Governor from 35 to 30; Senator from 35 to 30; House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly membership from 30 to 25.

It must be noted that "Nigerian law requires that you belong to a party to contest for public office, #IndependentCandidacy means you can contest elections on the basis of your personal appeal. It means you do not need a party to contest."



Highlights of #NotTooYoungToRun
Age to Contest for Office:
 1. @NGRPresident 30; 
 2. Governor 30; 
 3. @NGRSenate 30; 
 4. House of Representatives 25
 5. State House of Assembly 25.
6. *Independent candidature (your influence is your party)

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