#NotTooYoungToRun: Bill can endanger democracy – Sokoto NUJ

Chairman, Sokoto chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Malam Isah Abubakar-Shuni Friday, urged the National Assembly to have a re-think over the passage of the #NotTooYoung toRun Bill.

Abubakar-Shuni explained that maturity and experience were necessary for leadership and allowing young people to occupy strategic positions might endanger democracy in the country, NAN reports.

“How can you imagine a 25-year-old person becoming a state governor and expect good positive administration.

“It might lead to a proliferation of godfatherism in politics where young people will be sponsored and after being elected to be controlled by the God fathers who spent on them,” the NUJ chairman said in Sokoto.

Abubakar-Shuni, therefore, advised the Legislature to exclude sensitive positions that needed wealth of experience, exposure and maturity to handle.

Abubakar-Shuni urged the media and other Nigerians to support the ongoing constitutional amendment, so as to reposition the country for greatness.

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