Wednesday, 23 August 2017

African Leaders and their Greed towards power. Gloria Ekong writes..


Dear IYB readers, Ladies and Gentlemen. 

I came across these pictures ,that shows Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on a farm in the Central African country.

Recall that he was forced to step down by ECOWAS forces ,and was flown out of Gambia into Exile in Equatorial Guinea on Jan 21- 2017.

He was pictured in his usual all- white clothes, on the farm,and along with the Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in his home town,Mongomo.

Birds of the same feathers!

Yahya Jammeh was in power for over 22 years,and still refused handing over ,until was ousted.

President Teodoro of Equatorial Guinea has been in power since 1979,after he ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, in an August 1979 military coup.

So when will he step down!

I remember one of my courses back in school " Land and Labour in Africa",we studied all these as part of the history of some of these African countries, their independence, quest for power,colonialism, etc. 

Some of the African Leaders we studied why researching their histories,till today remain with history and in history,while still holding unto power in the present.

One might be tempted to ask,is this mentality of African Leaders ,holding unto power,even when the Government becomes unpopular, A COLONIAL LEGACY?




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