– A political party has threatened to drag President Muhammadu Buhari to court
– The party accused the president of shifting the effective date for the implementation of the recently signed Not Too Young To Run bill
– According to African Democratic Congress (ADC), the president still sees the Nigerian youth as lazy, immature
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has threatened to take legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari for shifting the effective date for the implementation of the already signed Not Too Young To Run bill.
The party’s national publicity secretary, Anayo Arinze, said the president has succeeded in barring young Nigerians from running for public offices in 2019, Punch reports.
In a statement released on Sunday, June 3, Arinze urged Nigerians not to “shout hurray” yet following the bill assented by the president.
He said: “We see the executive restraining order of Mr. President as a continuation of his inglorious rating of Nigerian youth as lazy, immature and uneducated.”
“Given his avowed belief that Nigerian youth are good for nothing, Mr. President has no reason to be frightened by a visionary youth, contesting against him for the presidency in 2019.
The ADC shall raise a legal team to study the new Not Too Young to Run law, law vis-à-vis the President’s shifting of the effective date of the implementation of the law to 2023.
The ADC legal team will advise the party on the legality or otherwise of Mr. President’s order and whether President Buhari has the constitutional powers to defer the implementation of any bill he has signed into law,” Arinze said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday, May 31, signed the Not Too Young To Run bill.
President Buhari hosted some of the young Nigerians who had championed the campaign for the Not Too Young To Run Bill.