By Abah Abah, October 24. 2017
Southern Cameroons Journal, Kumba – Victor Nkelle Ngoh, Government Delegate for Kumba recently rescued former Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge and his delegation from some disillusioned Kumba youths.
Musonge and his CPDM team came under verbal attack from the youths as they crisscrossed the South West Region, singing Biya’s swansong of one an indivisible Cameroon.
While in Meme Division, young people hurled insults at Musonge and his delegation, accusing them of hypocrisy.
As team leader of the exercise in Kumba I municipality, the Government Delegate succeeded to calm the irate youths at the Kumba Traditional Council hall as their insults were also directed to former ministers.
In the course of the meeting, a young man sprang to his feet and accused the CPDM elites of feeding Biya with lies in order to protect their positions.
Such lies, he said, have exacerbated the current Anglophone Crisis.
The youth told the CPDM elites to tell Biya to urgently release all those arrested in the wake of the Anglophone Crisis.
Talking to the Press after the meeting, Ngoh Nkelle said he was a man of frank talk: “I am a man of frank talk. I am just delivering what I got from my meetings and I don’t think that it is going to be disputed. I am not here to flatter anybody”, Ngoh retorted.
On how he succeeded in quenching the flaring tempers, he said he was able because he is closer to the population. “I deemed it so necessary, that is why I had the courage to talk to the people because I am the main manager of the town and if the town is not fine, I can’t be fine too. That is why I will always talk and feel that it is right for me to talk,” Ngoh stated.
Everybody Is Needed
According to the Government Delegate, his meetings were unique, given that persons across the political spectrum and other walks of life were invited.
“There were people from the SDF, UNDP at our meetings who were also talking”, he said.
To Nkelle, the peace mission was to remind the population on the need to live together thereby fostering national integration and peace.
The Government Delegate held that everybody has the right to feel free in Kumba irrespective of where they originate from.