BREAKING: Senate Agrees 35-years as Minimum Age For President, Independent Candidate


The Senate has passed the bill which seeks age reduction for elective offices in Nigeria.

The upper legislative chamber  reduced the minimum age for the office of president to 35 as it also reduced the age for the office of governor or senators to 30

Also, the Senate also approved independent candidature for the country’s electoral process. The approval on Wednesday was part of the ongoing amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Before now, only political parties could sponsor candidates for elections in the country.

The Senate received a 33-item report on the fourth alteration of the constitution. The report which calls for huge changes in the constitution was presented by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

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