Recently, history was made in Nigeria when the President of Nigeria signed into law an age reduction bill that reduced the age qualification for running for office in the Nigerian constitution. The passage of the age reduction bill opens a new vista in our democratic process anchored on the principles of inclusion, participation and representation of young men and women in the democratic space.
We, the young citizens of Nigeria who constitute over 60% of Nigeria’s population and 54% of registered voters, acknowledge that the right to political participation is a constitutionally guaranteed right exercised through voting at elections or running for public office and believe that increased representation of young men and women and persons with disability in political office will enhance the quality of democracy and governance.
The Not Too Young To Run Movement is organizing a National Day of Action on 8 August 2018 in the Federal Capital Territory and across the 36 states in the country. The National Day of Action is a day set aside to engage political parties.
- Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 8:00am
- 36 States and FCT
- RSVP: +234 8086988636, +234 7037879209
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org