Succession in leadership in traditional African community was designed that the first son of the leader, whether the king or chief, would take over from his father. However, some events may change the succession plans, with cases where family members have to contest for the position.
Coup d’etats and other mischevious plans to get rid of the first sons was not new as uncles, cousins and even brothers from the ruler’s other wives tried to ascertain their claim on the kingdom.
Even though things changed over the years, we still have remnants of dynastic succession in present-day politics. Some African leaders have nurtured their children to become their successors whether their people want it or not.
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