Not-Too-Young-To- Run Bill as assented has injected more confidence in Nigeria youths to hold political office. However, reawakening the consciousness of the youths will propel the emerging trend across Nigeria.
The metric is that younger members in state assemblies emerged speakers in some states unlike before.
Those in their thirties who emerged as speakers are Debo Ogundoyin, a 31-year-old lawmaker in Oyo State and 34-year-old Abok Nuhu Ayuba, a legislator in Plateau State.
Interesting is that Ayuba is even a first timer lawmaker. Guess what, there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Samson Itodo of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement and co-covener of “Not -Too- Young- To- Run” said on Saturday on Channels TV that the movement must keep eye on the youths presently in governance as their performance will go a long way to justifying the movement’s initiatives.
Remember the ages of various political position were reduced to make you think you aren’t too young.
The bill as assented to by the President reduces the age qualification for the office of the President from age 40 to 35; House of Representatives from 30 to 25 and state Assembly from 30 to 25.
However, the age qualification for a governor and a senator was retained at 35 years contrary to the demands of the movement and Nigerian people.