Zimbabwe’s president ,Robert Mugabe wants Africa to have one president .The aged leader revives the idea of Libya’s fallen president ,Col.Muammer Gadaffi who died advocating for the United States of Africa .
Mugabe has resounded the idea of having One African president in the year 2013.Col Gaddafi pushed for an African unity government which he argued was the only way the continent could develop without Western interference.But many African countries were against the idea, which they saw as impractical and a threat to their sovereignty.The issue was discussed at the 2010 AU summit held in Kampala, Uganda, but nothing was agreed upon.
Now Robert Mugabe says that in the coming African Union Summit ,the idea of a single African President should be tabled again.
While addressing journalists at State House in Harare on Tuesday,Mugabe said that Africa should have one president who would help fight divisions and move Africa to a continental power from the regional shell he claimed it was today.
“Yes, we need a President for Africa. That is what we are going to discuss at the AU summit. Africa is not a united continent. We are not at the stage our founding fathers wanted us to be when the organ was formed,” said President Mugabe.
Mugabe said the AU had failed to integrate Africans, with some seen in the context of Anglophones and others Francophones. Mugabe said he was pleased that even though Zimbabweans had political differences, they had realised they were guided by the same destiny and hoped the forthcoming elections would be peaceful,Bulawayo 24 news reports
“Get them to get out of the regional shell and get into one continental shell,” President Mugabe pleaded.
“The continent of Africa…That is what we must become and there we must also have an African head.
“He (President Yayi) was talking of a president of Africa. Yes, we need one. We are not yet there.
“This is what we must go and discuss, and we also discuss the issues that divide us.”