Former United Nation (UN) General Secretary Kofi Annan has urged African leaders, including President Peter Mutharika and other African leaders, to leave their offices when their mandated time is up.
The remarks follows unwillingness of most African leaders to step down as leaders when their terms expire.
Speaking at Tana Forum for African security in Addis Ababa, Annan said the unwillingness of leaders step down yield coups to force them to leave the offices.
Anna further condemned the “winner takes- all and loser loses all” approach after elections in democratic countries like Malawi arguing that the ruling party must work together with the opposition parties to achieve development.
Among the African leaders that attended the forum were Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Togo’s Faure Gnassingbe, Somalia’s Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Sudan’s Omar al Bashir.
Former President for Malawi Joyce Banda together with other ex-leaders Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, Festus Mogae of Botswana, Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique and Pierre Buyoya of Burundi were also present.