Octogenarian Senegalese president, Professor Abdulaye Wade, says that he wants to stand in the coming elections for the third time in order to complete his “projects.” Whose projects? His projects? Taxpayers’ projects? Is Senegal Wade and family’s personal estate? At his age, what can he do differently?
Such a cabal of rulers has become another blow to our continent. The far-fetched to-cling-unto- power- to- finish- unknown- and- dubious –projects reason is another moniker of democracy that many dictators use to get away with. Do these self-seekers spend their personal fortunes on the so-called projects or use the said projects to swindle people’s money? Developing infrastructure? Who told Wade that others cannot develop infrastructure? Some leaders want to remain in power to see to it that their revolutions are not tarnished, as in Uganda. For how long will Africa remain a captive of hungry individuals in power? ReadMore: http://www.africanexecutive.com/modules/magazine/articles.php?article=6370&magazine=373