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Thursday, 9 June 2016

New Bill: Reps peg age of President, govs at 30

The House of Representa­tives yesterday reduced the age at which to contest for the offices of the Pres­ident and governor to 30 years.
The House also reduced the age of House of Repre­sentatives and State House of Assembly to 25 years of age and mainstreamed inde­pendent candidacy into Nigeria’s electoral process.

The Bill to this ef­fect, which passed Second Reading on the floor of the House, seeks to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the 1999 Constitution as amended and stip­ulated the qualifica­tion to contest for the office of the President at 40 and 35 years for governor while the Senate is 35 and 30 years for federal and state Houses of As­sembly

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