Prophet T.B. Joshua of Nigeria says African former Presidents should, by virtue of their experience and wisdom, become fathers to all political parties, corporate societies, the business class, individuals and should not attach themselves to particular political parties or ethnic groups.
“As one who has been there, he is in the best position to tell the incumbent and other groups alike what they should do to succeed, since experience is the best teacher,” TB Joshua said in a statement titled “Africa – The way forward” made available to Nyasa Times.
TB Joshua of the General Overseer of the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, also attributed the backwardness of Africa to the dearth of consultants and elder statesmen.
He noted that each time incumbent presidents in any African country look around for advice, they are disappointed because those they should look up to are busy fighting for one political group, ethnic nationality or another.
TB Joshua then urged ex-presidents and heads of state to come together and form a union, which current leaders can look up to for direction.
“This will serve as a beacon of hope and force of unity for the continent in general and the various countries in particular. The union will also ensure that current presidents have access to it and its pool of rich experience for better governance,” he said.
The man of God claimed that the crises in Libya, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia and other countries could have been averted or minimized if ex-leaders had come together to form a union to curb the excesses of any current leader.
He therefore calls for the urgency of this union for the good of the entire continent.