The cold war between the former Mayor of Buea Council now Senator Mbella Moki Charles and his former Deputy, now Mayor Patrick Ekema Esunge , is far from over. Interviewed recently by a Buea based Radio Station on the Senatorial Elections which took place on March 25, the Mayor of Buea without mincing words said, Senator Mbella Moki was an idiot and that if it were only him on the list he couldn’t have voted.
Mr Patrick Ekema who has recently been involved in several scandals including embezzlement, sexual and his role in the Anglophone crisis said,
“I voted the list mandated by the party, if it were Mbella, I will not vote for him. I cannot vote for a stupid man like him.”
The Controversial Buea Mayor is said to have expressed anger after Senator Mbella Moki openly boasted how he, Mayor Ekem, his arch enemy voted for him to remain a Senator.
It is evident, Senator Mbella Moki will retain his position especially after the Constitutional Council rejected petition by the Social Democratic Front party to annul the exercise in Lebialem and Kupe Muanenguba divisions.The Constitutional Council found the petitioner not competent to file a petition at the court concerning the election.
Since Mbella Moki became Senator, leaving his position to Ekema Patrick, the two friends of yesterday have become big enemies today over what many described as personal ego; a fight on who is who in Buea.
This has created a cold war between the two and their supporters but recent scandals seem to have put Ekema in a fix. He has graduated from the Buea Central market embezzlement allegations to a girl in his mirror, his fake certificates in the University of Buea, his role in the Anglophone crisis, dismisal of Deputy Mayor, Ojong Comfort, dismal of Council workers among others.
Butthis has not stopped Ekema PAtrick who is very confident that even if he is not reelcted in the next elections, he will be appointed one day in a big position.