Sunday, March 25, 2012
ABDOULAYE WADE OF SENEGAL, A WINNER IN DEFEAT.
Icheoku congratulates the outgoing President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal for being magnanimous in defeat by not going through the normal route of other African leaders who would rather their country go to hell in hand's basket than to honorably throw in the towel. He contested and lost an election and instead of dragging it out to a bitter end, simply conceded defeat to his opponent. This is what a civilized culture should be all about and hopefully other African heads of government would learn a lesson in this true spirit of statesmanship as demonstrated by President Wade. Once again, Icheoku says congratulation to President Abdoulaye Wade for doing the right thing and not tearing Senegal apart just for the heck of clinging to power. And to the incoming soon to be President Macky Sall, Icheoku says please remember to also peacefully pass on the baton when your tenure is up. What a prideful day for the African continent that at last some leader placed country above self, accepted defeat and is stepping down honorably. The Mwai Kibakis and Robert Mugabes of Africa should now cover their faces in shame that at last, someone else had the courage to do that which their sorry scraggy asses could not or rather refused to do - be honorable enough to accept that countries come first before their selfish selves. Congratulations President Abdoulaye Wade for showing the way forward for these African sit-tight maga-dogs. Way to go Wade.