The Limbe 1 Council Hall on Tuesday the 5th of December 2017 almost turned into a battle ground involving families and supporters of the three candidates vying for the vacant stool. But for the timely intervention of the forces of law and order there could have been bloodshed.
The long awaited consultative talks were presided over by the Senior Divisional officer for Fako. Mr. Emmanuel Engamba met with the three royal families in Limbe who all claimed to be the rightful owners of the throne. They included Johnny Manga from the Manga Williams family, Carr David Nanjia who hails from the Carr Malafa family and Mokeba Mukoko from the Mokeba lineage.
The consultative talks appeared like a busy campaign trail as disorder rocked the venue leaving a frustrated SDO and other traditional rulers who came to preside over the talks speechless. The SDO spent all his time appealing for calm and later decided to postpone the talks to a later date.
David Nanjia Carr is one of the contenders contacted by Cameroon Intelligence Report. Asked what was his take on the failed talks, Mola Nanjia Carr pointed out that the Limbe chieftaincy stool is not hereditary consequently, the candidacy of Johnny Manga Williams politician and business man is null and void. Nanjia Carr also sounded a note of caution to the Manga Williams family: “The fact that the last Chief, late Ferguson Billa Manga Williams was Johnny Manga’s father does not make him the next ruler. Carr concluded that it is time for leadership to go to Liengu Mboke aka New Town.
For his part, Prince Johnny Manga Williams made his case revealing he is the King Makers’s choice. CIR will bring you reactions from the Mokeba dynasty whose supporters were chanting songs of victory. It should be noted that since the death of Chief Ferguson Billa Manga Williams some 2 decades ago, the throne has been vacant.
By Tina Nene Nganda