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US applaud President Buhari for signing #NotTooYoungToRun bill into Law

The US embassy in Abuja released its
congratulatory message in a tweet:
“Congratulations to Nigerian youths as
@NGRPresident @MBuhari signs
#NotTooYoungToRun bill into law. The U.S.
supports a free, fair, and inclusive political
process in Nigeria that includes the voices
of young people, women, and the disabled.”
The US Mission added: “The struggle to
achieve democracy gives it a special value
and places responsibility on all of us to
support the democratic process.
“We congratulate Nigeria on its progress
since 1999, including the first peaceful
transition of power from a ruling party to
an opposition party in 2015.
“As we celebrate your progress, we
encourage and support Nigeria and its
people to consolidate and deepen
democracy as the country heads towards
important elections next year.”
Jayathma Wickramanayake, the 27-year-old
United Nations secretary-general’s envoy on
youth, said: Words cannot say how excited
all of us are for the young people of
Nigeria!!! :flag-ng:
“The leadership, strategy & commitment of
@YIAGA has been a treat to watch & I am
sure all young people globally are as
inspired as I am!
“The real struggle starts now as we are
#NotTooYoungToRun.”
Dakuku Peterside, a governorship candidate
of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in
Rivers state in 2015, reacted thus: “Never
doubt that a group of thoughtful,
committed young people can be proactive
in demanding from their government the
needed change. I commend
@DSamsonItodo & the @YIAGA team. They
are champions of our democracy.
“Thanks to Presodent @MBuhari for signing
into law the #NotTooYoungToRun bill”
A member of the House of Representatives,
Abdulmumin Jibrin, commended the
president.
“History is made! #NotTooYoungToRun bill
signed into law by @MBuhari. It will require
hard work to take advantage of the new
space. May it usher in patriotic youths that
will join the task of nation building - So
proud of these young Nigerians that
pushed from start to finish," he said.
Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing
Oshodi/Isolo constituency 2, said with the
signing of the bill, the president had
demonstrated that he meant well for youth.

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