The National Youth Leader of the People Democratic party (PDP), Honourable Sunday Udeh-Okoye has saluted the foresight and courage of Honourable Tony Nwulu, a member of the PDP who, not only sponsored the bill but also mobilised other law makers in the national assembly to throw their weights behind its final passage and eventual presidential ascension.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s national secretariat on Friday in Abuja, Udeh-Okoye described Hon. Tony as an incoming Governor at the 2019 Imo guber polls. He established optimistic gestures for the intellectual confidence and exemplary disposition of Hon Tony especially with the creative idea of “Not too young to run bill”.
Hon. Udey also thanked the President for his assent, saying the law would reposition the character of the nation’s politics in the years ahead.
He tasked the ruling party to take a clue from the PDP which in its years in power provided a platform for the engagement of young technocrats who availed the nation their expertise in diverse calling.
“The likes of El Rufai (Nasir), Nuhu Ribadu, Oby Ezekwesili, Charles Soludo, Femi Fani-Kayode and a host of others were brought into government administration by PDP while they were still young.
“The youngest members of the two chambers of the National Assembly are PDP members like Tony Nwulu.
In the State Assemblies, the youngest parliamentarians are PDP members, and even the youngest Speakers of State House of Assemblies are from PDP,” he said.
However, Hon. Tony encouraged youths to engage whatever elective position they are interested and that is under the constitutional provisions of the law. In his reactions during the conference he highlighted basic points that cleared the air on the constitutional amendment considerations of the new age reduction bill, devolution of power, age tie qualification for governors and senators and several other deliberations.