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It is time for Ghana to reconsider age limitation of presidential aspirants – Joyce Bawah

Joyce Bawah Mogtari Joyce Bawah Motagri

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Special aide to former President John Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has posited that it is time Ghana considers reducing the age limit of presidential aspirants.

Joyce Bawah called for the revision of Article 62 of the constitution to suit persons interested in pursuing the presidential seat but are below the age of 40.

According to Chapter 8, Article 62 (b) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, a person shall not be qualified for election as the President of Ghana unless he/she has attained the age of forty years.

Joyce Bawah, ‘pondering’ over the age limitation placed on the qualification for President by the constitution, she made an inference to the 35-year-old Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, who has been serving Finland since 10 December 2019.

The politician who believes Ghana can follow suit noted that, “Yes, life they say, begins at forty (40) but all of us who are above 40 or in our 40s also know that life actually starts way before 40!”

Read her full tweet dubbed ‘Constitutional Matters’ below:

“This week, I have been pondering over the age limitation placed on the qualification for President by Article 62 of our constitution, in the light of age of the recently elected Prime Minister of Finland. She is currently thirty-five years. ½”

“Finland’s PM is currently thirty-five years. It is time for Ghana to reconsider the provisions of Article 62, I think. Yes, life they say, begins at forty (40) but all of us who are above 40 or in our 40s also know that life actually starts way before 40! My thoughts. 2/2”



Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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