“Let’s Allow Youths To Contest Elective Positions” – VP Yemi Osinbajo Says

He said if the youths are old enough to vote, they should be old enough to run for elective offices.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said young Nigerians should be allowed to run for elective public positions in the country.

According to Osinbajo, the youths of Nigeria have the capacity and competence in the fields of technology, education and other sectors of the economy and can do well in any elective position if given the opportunity.

He said if the youths are old enough to vote, they should be old enough to run for elective offices.

The vice president stated this when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run campaigners in his office in the presidential villa, Abuja yesterday.

The vice president at the meeting, said that the age of people to run for elective offices is not as important as their competence. He called on the youths to develop their capacities and skills in different areas in order to contribute to leadership, governance and national development.

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