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The Not Too Young to Run Bill, recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari has been eliciting mixed reactions from Ndi Anambra.

The Not Too Young to Run Bill, signed by the President on Thursday, May thirty first, has removed age impediment for certain elective positions.
The primary aim of the law is to increase participation of young people in politics as more than half of the naton's population is below the age of thirty.
The State Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) ,Mr Samuel Egwuatu calls for fifty percent reduction in the price of forms for the affected elective positions to give youths easy access to participate and ensure effective implementation of the law.

According to Mr Egwuatu, subsidizing the forms will encourage more youths to take up the challenge, considering the level of money politics at play in Nigeria today.
While describing Anambra as pioneer State that encouraged youths participation in politics, the State Council's boss commended Governor Willie Obiano for encouraging youth participation in politics, since he assumed office, even before the President's assent to the bill.
The Member representing Njikoka Two Constituency, Sir Pete Ibida said that to give the law a push, experience on the side of the youth’s counts, pointing out that the move will further drive out some of the deviants who are already in the system, and added that youths should work hard to become more responsible.
However, for the member representing Njikoka One Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Honorable Timothy Ifedioranma, the law is just a calculated move to achieve political point , pointing out that the President should have concentrated on the substance which is assenting to constitutional amendment already before him.
The Senate and the House of Representatives had passed the bill since 2017, and later received the constitutionally required approval of two-thirds of National Assembly, leaving the final step of presidential assent which he did last week.

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