By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
Leadership has been a hotly debated issue both within and outside the shores of African continent. Zimbabwe is one of the popular countries in Africa that are hugely affected by the vagaries and ambience of long-serving Presidential leadership issue.
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has vowed on Thursday Last week thathe is not yet ready to relinquish power to anybody. The 92- year old leader said that although his party will choose a successor, but he is waiting in joyful hope to contest next election in 2018.
He would be 94 by 2018. According to him, he will seek re-election for another five year term, which will see him through till his 99th birthday.
Citing UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon who said that African leaders should not cling to power. The vocal 92-year old leader responded that he will continue to rule his people ‘Until God says Come’
According to him, he has no intention of stepping down for anyone even though he is oldest president in African soil, and the only President Zimbabwe has known since after gaining their independence in 1980.
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