It’s the fifth edition on Table Talk with Temmy Balogun and Christabel Ikpen, and the discussion is on the Nigerian politics.
In May 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the ” Not Too Young To Run” bill into law and this was to pave a way for more young people to contest elections in Africa’s most populous country.
the law lowers the age limit for those seeking political office in a country where more than half of the population is younger than 30.
Nigeria’s 1999 constitution stipulates that the president has to be at least 40, while senators and state governors have to be aged 35 or above. The bill, however, reduces the minimum age for presidential candidates from 40 to 35, and state governors and senators from 35 to 30. The age limit for state assembly will be 25.
Since the passing of this bill into law, Nigerian youths have been contesting for different political positions but a large number of these young contestants haven’t made it to the top leadership seats.
Now another election is coming up in the year 2023 and there are divided opinions on Nigerian youths having great chances this time.
Nigeria, known as the giant of Africa has continuously struggled to prove its accolade in the political sphere.
Alot seems not to be working in the Nigerian political system which is affecting the economic stability of the country and the citizens keeps looking out for the best team who will come as a Messiah to save the country from sinking.
Several youths have also stick with the #Japa route which is traveling out of the country for greener pastures.
Now let’s take a pause….
How did we get here? How can we get ourselves out of this mess? Who can help us out? Youths? Elderly ones? Who?
The above questions and more were discussed on this fifth edition by Doctor Ibidapo Fashina ( @dapooflagos) , a Nigerian medical doctor with interest in Politics, Leadership , & Governance and Salawu Ahmed Olatidoye (@captainmedlat ), a Journalist, Public Affairs Analyst and Presenter.
They both joined our hosts Temmy Balogun (@temmytadabalogun)and Christabel Ikpen (@christabelikpen) to discuss ; HOW DID WE GET TO THIS PRESENT STATE IN THE NIGERIAN POLITICS in this fifth edition of Espact’s Table Talk.
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