Buhari approves Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, has approved a law to reduce age limits to serve in political office, making it easier for younger candidates to run in next year’s election.

The Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill says a 35-year-old can serve as president – the previous threshold was 40.

Anyone who is 25 or above can be state and federal representatives. Previously it was 30.

But the age to be a state governor or a senator remains 35.

Youth groups had waged a strong campaign to reduce the age limit, saying it would encourage youth participation in politics.

Mr Buhari is running for a second term in elections due next year.

By Eagleee


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