Yiaga Africa Campaigns for Young Nigerians to Win Elections


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By Vanessa Obioha

A civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa, is campaigning for young Nigerians to not only contest but also win elections.

The organisation, which is committed to the promotion of democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement, recently launched the campaign to spur young Nigerians, particularly women to be more involved in politics.

The clamour for young people to run for elective positions in government was amplified in the 2019 elections, following the proposed ‘Not Too Young to Run’ bill by some select young and concerned Nigerians in 2016.

The bill, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018, specifically encouraged young people to run for public office.

The belief was that if the constitution made room for younger Nigerians to run for elective offices, they could help save the nation from the various problems confronting it. Before the law, only persons between the ages of 40 and 30…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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