Fayose Throws Weight Behind ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti    Photo: Facebook

By Victor Ernest

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has applauded the National Assembly for the passage of the ”not too young to run” bill sought to reduce the age limits for elective positions in the country.

The governor equally advocated for a total removal of age barrier in the electoral contest in the country; adding that the electorate should be allowed to determine his fate.

”Age is not a barrier to intellectual capability. Many countries have been successfully led by young people. General Yakubu Gowon became Head of State at 32.

”There is no nation that can develop without giving its youths opportunity to serve. There is nothing wrong in a 30-year-old contesting for the Presidency. We must give the youths the opportunities early enough because the future belongs to them.”

”If a Nigerian, who is 18 years can vote, such a person should also be qualified to be voted for. The electorate, not the law, should determine his fate,” the Governor said in a statement issued on Friday by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.


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