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Buhari signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law

Buhari signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill into law
May 31
14:51 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the bill seeking to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country.

Bashir Ahmad, aide to the president on new media, disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday.

“History is made, President @MBuhari has signed into law the #NotTooYoungToRun bill. Congratulations to all young men and women at @YIAGA and all the supporters of the movement,” Ahmad tweeted.

Both chambers of the national assembly passed the bill in July 2017 after which it was sent to the state assemblies.


Twenty-four out of the 36 state houses assembly passed the legislation better known as the ‘Not too young to run’bill.

The bill seeks to reduce the age qualification for the office of the president from 40 to 30 years; age for the office of a state governor from 35 to 30; senate from 35 to 30; house of representatives, from 30 to 25; and state house of assembly, from 30 to 25.

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1 Comment

  1. Enyinnaya
    Enyinnaya May 31, 16:03

    it’s a welcome idea but what about the not too much payment of party nomination Form

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