#NotTooYoungToRun: Youths Celebrate As Senate Passes Age Reduction Bill.
July 27, 2017
Nigerian youths under the #NotTooYoungToRun movement, have continued to celebrate the passage of the age reduction Bill by the Senate.
The House on Wednesday passed the Bill which seeks to reduce the age for running for President from 40-35; Governor from 35-30; House of Representatives from 30-25 and State of House of Assembly from 30-25.
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The passage of the Bill is coming after the youths had on Tuesday, embarked on a protest to the National Assembly. Some of them took to twitter to express joy over the development.
Meanwhile, the #NotTooYoungToRun group in a statement expressed satisfaction with the development and commended the 86 senators who voted for the Bill.
The group, however, called on the House of Representatives to emulate the Senate and pass the Bill upon consideration on Thursday.
“The movement especially acknowledges the role of the leadership of the Senate in ensuring the passage of the Bill, specifically, the Senate President, Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu for their commitment to inclusive democracy and youth development.”
Furthermore, the group noted that it is “utilizing the opportunity to announce the launch of the Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame for Legislators who voted in support of the Bill or against the Bill respectively.”
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