We want to use this medium to commend the 8th Assembly of the Nigerian
Senate led by Senator Bukola Saraki on this historic passage of bills that
of National importance in particular the Not Too Young To Run bill.
It is pertinent to note that by the passage of the Not Too Young To Run
bill, the long time age limit that has prevented young cerebral Nigerians
that have 21st Century ideas and innovations has been expunged from our
Constitution and by virtue of this, young people can now seek to be
elected into various offices as President, governors and representatives.
We also want to commend the Nigerian Senate for separating the office of
the Attorney general of the federation from the Ministry of Justice. This
move will go a long way in addressing the overbearing political influence
that has characterized our Justice system.
We therefore enjoin the Nigerian youth to seize this opportunity and vie
for different elective positions as power is not given by anyone to anyone
Young Nigerians must now realize that the future, leaders of 1966 spoke
about is finally here. They must do everything humanly possible within the
confine of the law to seize power.
Power was not given to Emmanuel Macron of France. Power was not given to
Barack Obama of Untied States of America and it is certain that power will
not be given to the Nigerian youth, they must take it.
Finally, we express our reservation about the immunity granted to
legislators for actions taken in the course of their duties. We believe
that this time when Nigerians are clamoring for the removal of immunity
granted to the Executive office holders, is not the time to grant immunity
to members of the Legislature. Furthermore, the nature of the immunity
surposedly contained in the Constitutional amendment, is already provided
for by Section 3 of the Legislative houses, powers and privileges Act,
thereby making the amendment unnecessary.
God Bless Nigeria.
Deji Adeyanju Dr John Danfulani
FOR: Concerned Nigerians, a pro-democracy group committed to
accountability, rule of law, good governance and the fight against