Most African Nations have “paper” Constitutions.
Constitutions that are not worth the paper and ink,
With which they are printed.
Constitutions that are discountenanced,
By the Executives and Legislatures.
Constitutions that are purposely misinterpreted,
By the Judiciary and Law Officers.

Constitutional term limits, overturned,
By sham amendments or referenda,
Orchestrated by current lifetime dictators.
Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe,
Are prime examples of constitutional rape.
Has anyone told these indispensable dictatorial leaders,
That the cemeteries are chock full of dictators.

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi conducts sham elections in Egypt.
In Equatorial Guinea, opposition, or dissent, is deadly.
Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi wants to rule for life.
Paul Kagame silences opposition in Rwanda.
Nigeria installs a President without least qualification.
Uganda removes age limits for Presidency.
Zimbabwe makes the “dead” eligible for office.

Do African Nations need Constitutions?
To Hell No, is the obvious answer.
African Leaders should be determined,
By brawling, fisticuffs, intrigues, and bargaining.
The last man or woman standing, assumes leadership,
Until the next round of political infighting,
Similar to male lions fighting over pack leadership.

Comments always welcome.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.