Buhari promises to sign bill reducing age limit of political office aspirants

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to sign a bill seeking to reduce the age limit of candidates seeking elective offices, ahead of the 2019 polls.

The bill titled: ‘not too young bill’, if signed, will see several younger candidates contesting the 2019 polls.

Buhari, who made the pledge in his 2018 democracy day nationwide broadcast, said the bill will be signed into law in a few days to come.

The bill passed by the national assembly in 2017, and ratified by the 36 states assembly reduces the age of candidates for presidency poll from 40 to 35 years.

The bill also cuts the age of candidates seeking to contesting governorship from 35 years to 30 years, while the age of candidates aspiring to go to either the national assembly or state assembly is now 25 years.

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