The Institutionalisation of Political Power in Africa
Evidently, the failure of Nigeria's President Obasanjo's third term bid and the process through which it was reached is indicative of a growing trend in Africa whereby the formal institutional rules are starting to constrain leaders' behavior and to shape political actors' strategies in new ways. In this case, the major challenge for limiting presidential power in Africa today is making certain that leaders adhere to constitutional limits on their continued eligibility to contest them.
NESG Economic Indicators Vol. 13 (1) 2007: pp. 15-24