A youth activist and Director General of Cross River Youths In Politics, Comrade Julius Obanghe Kijuo has called on the National Assembly to consider enacting a law to checkmate the age limit within-which anyone could contest.
The Comrade made this call yesterday during INEC Youth Strategy Meeting at the INEC Headquarters, Calabar.
According to him, since there is a law providing for a certain age whereof one can cast a vote and also for a certain age whereof one can contest an election, it was equity for a law to exist to make provision for what age one must be disqualified from standing-in for elections.
In his opinion, “Too Old To Run” would be the best caption for the law which he said would help mitigate the menace of having too aged people in sensitive positions, especially that their brains, sometimes often prove too weak to function effectively.
Comrade Julius also used the medium to demand INEC to liaise with political parties to step down the cost of intent forms, noting that aside age, the other limiting factor young people are always faced with is finance; howthat, if political parties cost of running an election is unmatchable by young Nigerians therefore the purpose of the Not Too Young To Run law is defeated as youths would stay back from vying for elections.