President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ‘Not too young to run’ bill does not affect age limit of senators and governors in the country contrary to the believe of many Nigerian youths.
President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this after some hours later that he had signed the bill into law on Thursday.
The age bracket for those seeking election into state houses of assemblies will be reduced from 30 to 25 years, while that of the house of representatives will be reduced from 30 to 25 years.
The law will also reduce the age limit for the office of the president from 40 to 35 years.
The bill had also sought to reduce the age bracket for the office of a governor from 35 to 30, and that of the senate from 35 to 30.
But president Buhari had hinted that the age limits for senators and governors was not reduced, as originally proposed by the sponsors of this bill,”
Text messages to the phone of senator Sabi Abdullahi, spokesman of the senate, and Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, were not responded to by them.