Late last week,POTUS paid a visit to two countries in Africa,that is Kenya and Ethiopia and it was indeed the most awaited moment.So as he delivered his speech,it was obvious that he had a message to African leaders concerning their view when it comes power.One thing that came out too well was the fact that he does not see it cool for anyone who wishes to be a president forever and especially if he was rich.He went ahead and said that such leaders are only there for their own selfish gains.
But then this is something that most African leaders reckon with since it seems like being the holder of the top most position is like a big time business whereby free to do anything even if its unconstitutional.There a few countries where civil wars have been experienced due to the sitting president wanting to continue clinching in power even when it’s not anyones wish.
The leaders should view the message put across with the seriousness it deserves and make it their responsibility to effect positive changes for the good of their respective countries.They should make it now by seeing to it that even when they leave office,they will have a legacy that will make people not forget their regime in power.It is not easy being a national leader but even with political challenges,one can still deliver and thus make positive accomplishments.
He also felt that there was time for everything with him reminding the opposition that the government in place ought to be respected.This is to the fact that it was duly voted in by the people who gave it the mandate of being in office.
Change is what African leaders need and at the same time be ready to head their countries with lots of integrity and allow the constitution to be their guide.