What are Your Thoughts on Jonathan Abolishing The Age Limit for Presidency?

Date: 11-08-2014 3:12 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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- at 11-08-2014 03:12 PM (9 years ago)
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So over the weekend, news broke that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan made a case for the amendment of the nation’s constitution to abolish the age limit for individuals who aspire to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
And of course, he got a lot of backlash from dignitaries, political activists and a few citizens.
Currently, the constitution demands that for anyone to be the President of Nigeria, he/she has to be at least 40 years old.
The commander-in-chief says the age limit is a discrimination against Nigerian youths who have all it requires to rule the country. He said this at an international youth summit organised by the Nigerian Youth Professionals Forum at the ICC, Abuja.
The youths have no limit in terms of number and capacity to lead this country to greatness. The only limit is that for youths to contest as President, they need to be 40.
If Gen. Yakubu Gowon was able to rule this country at 32, there is no reason why the youths should not be given the chance.
I think what the youth should do now is to come together, and I will support you, and take a bill to the National Assembly to amend some discriminatory provisions of the constitution in terms of age
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do you think a man or a woman in his/her 30s should rule Nigeria? Is it a risk as most individuals in the young age range do not have what would be assumed as enough experience to rule?

Let’s Talk About It!


Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:12 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- osarobo62 at 11-08-2014 03:19 PM (9 years ago)
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Mr President,
how many youths between the ages of 18 and 39 are ministers in your govt or are  governors from PDP controlled states Huh?
Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:19 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- long20 at 11-08-2014 03:38 PM (9 years ago)
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Nice idea, pls mr presido pass the bill sharp sharp we dey ur side.
Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:38 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- HOPEA23 at 11-08-2014 03:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Well America for one to be qualified he or she have to be 35years old or more..so not a big deal...
That's is not the main problem, whether 18years or 40years to be qualified to rule as the president of nigeria.
The problem is, will the candidate who is elected by the people to lead them ,will  he ot shebe able to put his or her citizens interest
first..

Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:42 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- seundavid88 at 11-08-2014 03:43 PM (9 years ago)
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youths, are d leaders of tommorow dat it wat u quote say.
no Matter d ages
all we needs is a capeable leader, age doesn't matter mr president nd don't try to rule d youth out.
Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:43 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- prncex at 11-08-2014 03:47 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-08-2014 03:47 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zeigbo at 11-08-2014 04:02 PM (9 years ago)
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i think is a welcome development

Posted: at 11-08-2014 04:02 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 11-08-2014 04:06 PM (9 years ago)
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warever  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-08-2014 04:06 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osamabinladin at 11-08-2014 05:23 PM (9 years ago)
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Whatever !
Posted: at 11-08-2014 05:23 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- NaWahooo at 11-08-2014 07:01 PM (9 years ago)
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Good idea. Cheesy
But what's the catch? Roll Eyes
You have someone for the job already, I guess  Huh?
Na only you and the ''young prezie'' to be go waka come  Huh?
We shall see  Cool
Posted: at 11-08-2014 07:01 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 11-08-2014 08:16 PM (9 years ago)
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Supported
Posted: at 11-08-2014 08:16 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- christianida at 11-08-2014 08:47 PM (9 years ago)
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yeye dey smell.
Posted: at 11-08-2014 08:47 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zeigbo at 11-08-2014 08:51 PM (9 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Posted: at 11-08-2014 08:51 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- chicco77 at 11-08-2014 08:53 PM (9 years ago)
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i think is a nice idea
Posted: at 11-08-2014 08:53 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Dames at 11-08-2014 09:21 PM (9 years ago)
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Watever...
Posted: at 11-08-2014 09:21 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- harryduke at 11-08-2014 09:35 PM (9 years ago)
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we all bliv in action not for mouth oooooooo
Posted: at 11-08-2014 09:35 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Nurtado at 11-08-2014 10:00 PM (9 years ago)
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This must be a serious matter cos non of the senate, house of assembly members are under 40yrs even the governors are not under 40yrs?
Posted: at 11-08-2014 10:00 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- bjshamir22 at 11-08-2014 10:15 PM (9 years ago)
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there is more to this sudden move trust me.
Posted: at 11-08-2014 10:15 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- darlington_iyke at 11-08-2014 11:54 PM (9 years ago)
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Mr. Presido....I support you wella...the ones that have been in power haven't done any good for the country rather than stealing also we need more women in the government house i.e. there should be equal rights....David was not 40yrs before he was anointed...We the youths are the future of our Great Nation Nigeria
Posted: at 11-08-2014 11:54 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DrSoba at 12-08-2014 06:49 AM (9 years ago)
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Politrick
Posted: at 12-08-2014 06:49 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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