President Buhari has kept to his promise on Democracy Day on signing the NotTooYoungToRunBill to law.
President Buhari shared the news via his social media page below;
At 2.30pm today May 31, 2018, I signed into law the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, a landmark piece of legislation that was conceived, championed and accomplished by young Nigerians. The Bill has now become an Act of Parliament. It is a historic day for Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/yDbiQUX6l5
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) May 31, 2018
Highlights of #NotTooYoungToRun
Age to Contest for Office:
1. @NGRPresident 30;
2. Governor 30;
3. @NGRSenate 30;
4. House of Representatives 25
5. State House of Assembly 25.
6. *Independent candidature (your influence is your party)
The reactions that came after the signing;
The #NotTooYoungToRun bill is definitely a step in the right direction as young people tend to have more radical ideas. I hope they look to technology to turn this country into a first class country
— Stephen Murya (@smiz_murya) May 31, 2018
— izu (@Mr_Izu) May 31, 2018
Today, the history of democracy in Nigeria steps into a new, remarkable epoch that ushers in a true transition from "youth are the future" to "the future is now."
Congratulations to all Nigerian youth, home and abroad, on the final signing of the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill.
— Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim (@rafiuibrahim) May 31, 2018
This is a great achievement for the President and for Nigeria, thank you!
However in the spirit of this new law, it will just be complimentary for the President @MBuhari to step aside after this 4yrs to show that he truly believes in Nigerian Youths!#NotTooYoungToRun https://t.co/UcxNEgJMOS
— Femi Patrick (@FemyPatrick) May 31, 2018