The League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (LEPAN) on Wednesday
congratulated young Nigerians for their tenacity as a bill seeking to
reduce the age of candidacy required to run for elective positions in
the country passed second reading in the House of Representatives.
The group noted that it
received with great pleasure news that the bill scaled through second
reading and has been committed to the constitution review committee.
President of the group, Adewunmi Emoruwa said to the press that the
group was encouraged by the level of interest and support the drive has
received from majority of young Nigerians, and remarked that it was
worthy of note that the House of Representatives decided to toe the path
of progressiveness as other nations are making progress through
deliberate youth inclusion and participation.
LEPAN had earlier organized a solidarity rally to the National Assembly
ahead of the sitting where the bill christened the #NotTooYoungToRun
bill was to be brought up for a second reading at the National Assembly.
The group was also joined in the rally by Senator Philip Aduda,
representing Federal Capital Territory in the upper chamber, who
endorsed the petition to reduce the age of candidacy and pledged his
support to the cause whenever it is brought before the Senate.