Friday, 1 June 2018

After signing #NotTooYoungToRun, Buhari tells youth not to contest for president till after 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked youths who might be eyeing his seat to postpone their campaigns till after the 2019 presidential election.
The President made the appeal shortly after signing the much publicised #NotTooYoungToRun Bill into law at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The new law reduces the eligible age for those seeking to be members of the state Houses of Assembly and House of Representatives from 30 to 25 years and those aspiring to be President from 40 to 35 years . The age limits for senators and state governors were not reduced as originally proposed by the sponsors of the bill .

He said “I am confident each one of you will transform Nigeria in your own way, whether through the media, agricultural enterprise, as economists, engineers, or as lawmakers in your states or at the federal level , 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!” 

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