Friday, February 18, 2011

Africa’s Dictators-in-Waiting

You brood of venomous vipers! How can you criticise the never-going leaders, when you yourselves have dominated the opposition for 20 years without letting new blood in? Wouldn’t you also (have) become stone statues in power?

How can there be only 1 person fit to govern or oppose out of millions. May whatever it was that exterminated the dinosaurs wipe you out – both the never-going leaders and the dictators-in-waiting who will become leaders who never go.

11 comments:

  1. That is too much bro. You speak the truth. Mostly, they are in opposition not opposing the negative/bad policies of the government but challenging him for the right to be the only dictator. They say 'hey leave so we can also dictate'. For instance, Museveni after taking out Milton Obote in Uganda said that he does not understand people who stay in power for more than 10 years. As we speak (or write) now he is seeking re-election after 25 years of being in power. I don't trust any opposition. Like Morgan Tsvangarai, who has even severed his MDC party into two; you think when he comes he would just go? Or like bro Gbagbo who opposed Felix H. Boingy for a long time... or even Ouattara. If A. Ouattar comes he wouldn't want to leave. It's like that. No one wants to leave.

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  2. Uncle Goodluck said he only seeks one-term if elected... mtchew! whareva!

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  3. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu18 February, 2011

    lol.Funny and sad...at the same time. Africa..hmmmm

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  4. dictators-in-waiting is a good title for a book about African political narrative

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  5. @ Nana Fredua-Agyeman:

    Thanks, bruv. We try to find our own RHYTHM in this world of convention and conformity, no?

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  6. @ Tetekai:

    Yes. A when-the-shoe-is-on-the-other-foot situation.

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  7. @ yeh:

    Proof that he is not telling the truth are all the promises he is making. How could he think he could do all that in one term? Mtcheew.

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  8. @ fiifi:

    Thanks. Would you consider writing it?

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  9. The twittering of politicians is meaningless in my opinion. They are simply locked within a system which is a drive to power and playing along with the rules of that game. The function of these squabbles is the same as American wrestling - a cheap drama in which we are expected to take sides.

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