There are versions of this custom. In another African tribe after being elected leader participated in the following ritual: his hand in the vessel from the dried pumpkin, he had to pull out of it as much stones as can hold in your hand. If he catches too much, he could not get his hand - the neck of the vessel at narrow. If it is too small, so much the worse for him: the number of stones laid out in line with the number of years that he had to remain in power. When this deadline expired, the subjects respectfully strangled him, just as it was done with a countless string of his predecessors. And the new governor, pale with excitement, thrust his hand into the pumpkin dry, trying to grab as much as possible of smooth black pebbles.