The focal narrative in the literature on government and politics in Africa is sheathed with the credence that the region has been governed by tyrants, despotic regimes and political intrigues, abetting political transitions in belligerent awareness as a result. This paper attempts to make a significant departure from this account by Interrogating the emerging political orders that deconstruct this primordial discourse on the African socio-political landscape. It argues that the locus of political transition has shifted from a long established political culture to a more mature democratic orientation. It demonstrates that some African nations have evolved from political pettiness to political adolescence. It concludes that the recent political transitions that took place in some African nations represent a different type of regime change that marks a momentous departure from the unwavering political culture previously present in Africa.

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Keywords Democracy, Political Transition, Political Culture, Democratization
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/126925
Journal Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security
Citation
Ojo, J.S, & K.O. Lamidi (Kazeem Oyedele). (2020). Gunning the Leviathans: Undying Presidencies, Term Limits, Changing Political Culture and the Mortification of Dire Political Transition in Africa. Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security, 3(2), 102–124. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/126925