President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian youths not to contest against him in the 2019 presidential election.
Buhari made this known on Thursday while signing into law the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill recently passed by the National Assembly.
The Herald Nigeria can report that the new Act reduces the minimum age qualification for President from 40 years to 30 years; House of Representatives from 30 to 25; and State House of Assembly from 30 to 25.
It was gathered that proposed reduction in the minimum age for office of governor and senator did not reflect in the final draft signed by the president.
Buhari said, “If you really want to change something in Nigeria, and if you can organise yourselves and work hard towards it – you can achieve it. The outcome of such efforts is this remarkable feat.”
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