It is at this juncture that a discussion grounded in a wider paradigmatic framework is warranted. The discussion up to this point could be conveniently situated within the context of postcolonial discourse. Postcolonial theory provides, to some extent, a theoretical rationale as well as analytical tools for addressing the relationship between Africa’s contribution to rhetorical theory from antiquity, and the present day development quagmire faced by the continent after colonialism. In short, postcolonial theory represents the bridge that links Africa’s contribution to rhetorical theory and good governance to its postcolonial challenges as the continent seeks to fashion a design for governance. Inasmuch as postcolonial theory provides a theoretical base, I do not subscribe to all of its constituent elements, as I would show later.