Nigerians React as Buhari signs the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill into Law

Nigerians React as Buhari signs the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill into Law

Nigerians React as Buhari signs the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill into Law

Today, Thursday, 31st May, 2018, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, signed the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill into law.

This bill (which is now a law, following the signing) is the Fourth Alteration Act to the 1999 Constitution. It was signed to reduce the age at which a Nigerian citizen becomes eligible to hold elective and appointive positions in the country.

Before now, the minimum age for running for Presidency was 40. Now, it is 35. For the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly, it was reduced from 30 to 25.

While signing the bill inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, President Buhari jokingly said “Don’t run against me.”

Nigerians’ Reactions to the Signing of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

Many Nigerians took to Twitter to react to the signing of the bill, and air their opinions. See some of these reactions below:

What is your opinion about the signing of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill into law? Do let us know in the Comment section below.

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is a Nigerian blogger with special interest in the history and current happenings in the country. When he is not blogging, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.

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