The Thread: Why Rwanda’s authoritarian leader cannot be a case study for Africa

Rwandan authoritarian leader, Paul Kagame on was elected for the third time on Saturday in a landslide victory, extending his 17 years in power.

The 59-year-old leader secured 98.66 percent, a result which shows the massive support he enjoys from the citizens.

Immediately after his victory, some Nigerians started advocating for an authoritarian rule, putting into consideration the success it has achieved in Rwanda.

Their argument was that democracy has not done much for Nigeria compared to the Eastern African country.

But @andyRoidO gave reasons why it is not a good idea to advocate authoritarian rule in Africa.

See his reasons below:


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