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Title:Sit-tight syndrome and tenure elongation in African politics
Author:Olukoju, AyodejiISNI
Periodical:Lagos Historical Review (ISSN 1596-5031)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:heads of State
political conditions
Abstract:The post-independence politics of African countries have been dominated by the phenomenon of sit-tight African heads of State who acceded into office by election or coup d'etat. This article examines this recurring problem by examining its general and specific causation, features and consequences. It presents reflections on the sit-tight syndrome and tenure elongation as two strands of the subversion of the constitution and the political process. The author concludes with suggestions for transcending this major challenge to the political and economic development of Africa. App., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]