• Reps reduce age qualification for presidency, governorship and senate to 30 years

    Reps reduce age qualification for presidency, governorship and senate to 30 years

    The bill seeking to reduce the age qualifications for the positions of President, governor and senate in the country to 30 years, yesterday successfully passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

    The bill, which also makes provision for independent candidacy into the country’s electoral process, further reduces the age qualifications to contest for the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly to 25 years.

    The Bill is an alteration of section 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the 1999 constitution […]