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Buea mayor washes hands off SW elite’s xenophobic declarations

Patrick Ekema Esunge, the Mayor of Buea has said the Buea Council was never part of the South West Elite…

Patrick Ekema Esunge, the Mayor of Buea has said the Buea Council was never part of the South West Elite Forum in which certain xenophobic declarations were made against North Westerners.

Speaking to journalists in Buea, Patrick Ekema said he was never part of the Februrary meeting. During the meeting, former prime minister, Peter Mafany Musonge, Senator Tabe Tando, Dr Nalova Lyonga told attendees that the people of North West region were stronger and could overcome them in the case where independence was given to the regions. The south west barons had said North Westerners are the master minders of the ongoing strike action in the two regions. Peter Mafany Musonge had chastised the North West population saying that it is time for South Westerners to take their destinies into their hands. While Senator Tabe Tando had reportedly boasted over the internet shutdown in the two English speaking regions, stating that he, Tabe Tando, told the President to shut down the internet.

In order to venerate himself from the people’s criticism, the mayor said out of 18 top positions in the Buea Council, 7 of them are occupied by people from the North West region, an indication that he is practicing national integration. He equally added that he is a son of North West and has been accepted by the people. He urged the people to live as one regardless of their region of origin and tribes.

Observers hold that the Mayor is trying to clean an already damaged image in the face of ongoing crisis which he has been strongly criticised for his alleged role in the arrest of youths in Buea.

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