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‘Escapee’ South West Chiefs Anticipated To Vote Nfon.Mukete’s Successor After Infighting

Buea (National Times)-Traditional rulers from Cameroon’s war- ravaged South West Region most of whom have been in hiding for over a year now are expected to vote a new  president at an elective general assembly billed for Buea on Friday March 15th.

Under the aegis of the South West Chiefs’ Conference (SWECC), the custodians of tradition are expected to vote a new president to replace Senator Nfon V.E Mukete.

Infighting among traditional rulers of Fako extraction had delayed the exercise for over two years. Mukete  who heads the SWECC on a platform of Meme Division is expected to hand over to a chosen successor from among his peers in Fako.

According to SWECC norms, the leadership of the conference rotates from one Division to another. The turn of Fako Division was bedeviled by infighting, accusations and counter accusations forcing administrators to proscribe several gatherings of the royal fathers.

A source within the Chiefs conference told The National Times late Thursday that, their peers in Fako Division have settled on a unique candidate after ironing out their differences. The candidate is expected to be presented to the general assembly alongside other executive members that will come from the other Divisions of the Region.

Quizzed on the certainty of the meeting taking place, our source said ‘ I have heard there is a meeting tomorrow. I’m in Douala and will head to Buea for the meeting if I’m chanced but all I know is that, Fako Chiefs have made a choice to replace Nfon Mukete”.

Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting, the Divisional Officer for Buea Paul Wokam Kouam is said to have reportedly  okayed an authorisation. Chief Dr.  Andrew Ekoka Molindo  is said to have applied for the administrative clearance. However, reports hold that, he applied for such as president of SWECC living many to wander if he is the man chosen to lead the chiefs of the region.

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