Buea: Controversial mayor dies 0

Patrick Ekema, the controversial CPDM mayor of Buea, who climbed out of hardscrabble poverty to the Fako County’s highest office only to spend most of his last years killing his own people and making a mockery of Anglo-Saxon values at the University of Buea  died Sunday, the 27th of October.

The city and the Francophone regime in Yaoundé have both not commented on the man described as an academic fraud and an intellectual gate crasher. The mayor reportedly died in a Buea hospital surrounded by family.

Cameroon Concord News Group had predicted that Ekema was going to die in 2020. Patrick Ekema had dozens of criminal charges ranging from bribery, fraud to criminal conspiracy after a corruption probe at the admission board of the University of Buea.

He received more than 500 million FCFA from the Biya regime to help sponsor armed militias in Buea and Muea and was described as a man full of contradictions.

Ekema’s sudden disappearance has provided Ambazonians with the momentum to buy freedom bonds launched recently by Vice President Dabney Yerima.

By Rita Akana