Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill into law. This historic event took place on Thursday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
What this new law means is that, the age limit for presidential candidates has been reduced from 40 to 35, as well as state governors and senators from 35 to 30 and state assembly members from 30 to 25.
In a speech, President Muhammadu Buhari said:
”I am confident each one of you will transform Nigeria in your own way – whether through media, agricultural enterprise, economists, engineers, or as lawmakers in your States or at Federal levels, or as State Governors – and even someday, as President. Why not?
”But please, can I ask you to postpone your campaigns till after the 2019 elections!”
”Finally, let me say how proud I am, and how proud the entire country is, of what you have accomplished. Congratulations and best of luck with continuing to work to make Nigeria a greater country for us and future generations of Nigerians.”