President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that young and promising Nigerians will stand behind him when he would append his signature to the “Not Too Young To Run’, otherwise known as the Age Reduction Bill recently passed by the National Assembly.
He stated this on Tuesday in a nationwide broadcast to mark this year’s Democracy Day. The broadcast lasted 26 minutes which is the longest so far under the current administration.
Newsworth recalls that the Senate had last month transmitted the Age Reduction Bill (Not Too Young to Run Bill) and 11 others, to President Buhari for assent. This followed a motion entitled, “Passage of Constitution (fourth) alteration bills, 2018”, sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and 49 other senators.
In the Democracy Day address, Buhari ended his speech by disclosing that, “In few days to come, I will be joined by many promising young Nigerians to sign into law the “Not Too Young to Run” Bill.”
The President had in the address, sounded a note of caution to politicians as the elections draw nearer. He said, “The upcoming months will usher us into another season of general elections.
“Let me use this opportunity to urge us all to conduct ourselves, our wards and our constituencies with the utmost sense of fairness, justice and peaceful co-existence such that we will have not only hitch-free elections but also a credible and violence-free process.”