#NotTooYoungToRun 30-Year-Old Nigerians Can Now Run For Presidentcy Without A Party
Yes you read that right! The Nigerian Senate has just approved age qualification reduction for Elections. 30-year-old Nigerians Can Now Contest For Presidency without a Party.
The “Not too young to run” Bill and “Independent Candidacy Bill” has just been passed at the Nigerian senate.
#NotTooYoungToRun is a campaign which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.
The campaign started in support of bills and motions at the Nigeria’s National Assembly sponsored by Tony Nwulu in the House of Representatives and AbdulAziz Nyako in the Senate. Their measures sought to reduce the age for running for the presidency of Nigeria from 40 years to 30 years; for state governor from 35 to 30; for Senate from 35 to 30; for the House of Representatives from 30 to 25; and for State Houses of Assembly from 30 to 25.
The campaign is now global, symbolized by the hashtag #NotTooYoungToRun , with the ultimate goal to promote increased youth participation in the political processes globally. Supporters of the Bill held a peaceful protest yesterday at the National Assembly in Abuja.
On Wednesday July 26th during the Constitutional Review, the Nigerian Senate passed the “Not Too Young To Run” Bill.