Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known by his stage name Terry G, has declared interest to run for both Governorship and Deputy positions in Benue State.
Known for his eccentric dress-sense, the “Akpako Master” took to his Instagram page on Friday to reveal his ambition and release his campaign poster.
He wrote: “My people, the time is now. Power belongs to the youths, say no to old cargos…vote Terry G for Governor/Deputy of Benue State, I will make you proud..when I say legalize you say ginjah..”
The move follows the passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill in the Senate last week.
The Bill seeks to alter the Section 65, 106, 131, 177 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to reduce the age qualification for the office of the President from 40 years to 30 years; Governor 35 to 30, Senate 35 to 30, House of Representatives 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly 30 to 25.
The Bill also seeks to mainstream independent candidacy into Nigeria’s electoral process.