Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill into law on Thursday.
Atiku, in a tweet posted on his official handle, said he welcomes the signing of the bill into law.
He also congratulated Hon. Tony Nwulu, who sponsored the bill.
“I welcome the signing of the #NotTooYoungToRun bill into law. I also congratulate Hon @tonynwulu who sponsored the bill.
“Importantly, today’s milestone is proof of the resilience & intrinsic hardworking nature of the everyday Nigerian youth who worked to make this a success,” Atiku wrote.
Buhari signed the bill on Thursday afternoon inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that the President had in his Democracy Day broadcast on Tuesday, pledged to sign the bill “in a few days’ time.”
The bill, which was passed by the National Assembly last year, seeks to reduce the age qualification for elective office seekers across the country.