The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the ‘Not too Young to Run’ bill and then give the younger generation the opportunity to govern the country in 2019.
The National President of the ACF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, said this while reacting to the Democracy Day broadcast of the President.
In the broadcast, Buhari said in the next few days he would soon sign the ‘Not-too-Young to Run’ bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 Constitution.
The bill, among other things, seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country.
Shettima said that there was nothing encouraging in Buhari promising that he would sign the bill soon, but that he should match his words with action and vacate office in 2019 for the youths to take over, Punch writes.
He then added that whether Buhari quit the stage for younger generation to contest in the 2019 presidency or not, the President would hear from Nigerians during the 2019 elections.
The AYCF is among the over 30 northern youth groups that formed the Northern Coalition Groups that asked the President and a former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who are above 70 years, to shelve their ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election.