Cheers to death: Meet the three African vice presidents who became presidents on a silver platter

Mohammed Awal November 08, 2019
Photo source: Sun News

Everything that lives shall taste death as it is an inescapable part of life. The pain associated with that loss differs depending on who dies.

Thus, when a sitting president dies, a nation is ordinarily shattered and united in grief devoid of political, religious, ethnic affiliations.

The unity that loss brings goes beyond the country, sub-region, and continent.

In this article, Face2Face Africa in no particular order looks at instances where vice presidents became presidents upon the deaths of their bosses.


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