- A good number of politicians have 'inherited' the positions, albeit through a democratic process. Some political parties say giving the ticket to a relatives helps them with a sympathy vote.
- Critics say, however, hereditary politics has negative consequences for the country's democratic legitimacy.
Over the years, it has become common for close relatives of deceased or retired politicians to run for the vacant seats. It's also entrenched in African culture.
There's a sense that bestowing ...