The mandate of the current executive committee of the South West Chiefs Conference led by the paramount ruler of the Bafaws, Nfon V.E. Mukete according to the constitutional provisions of the SWECC ends this May 2016. Nearly two months to election date, the major question now is who will replace the witty and heavy weight SWECC President Senator Nfon Victor E. Mukete.
The date of the election is expected any time as soon as the current mandate runs out. According to the rotation norms, the Fako constituency is next inline to occupy the SWECC presidency. “We are poised to sail the affairs of SWECC in tranquility and unity”, Chief Mokoto told Cameroon Concord. Chief Mokoto Njie also observed that aspiring candidates for the coveted office should file in their respective applications on March 30th, 2016 at the latest.
According to the Fako Chief’s Conference chair, in a few months, Fako division will constitutionally take over the presidency of the South West Chief’s Conference. In a bid to ensure a hitch-free and leveled transition, traditional authorities in the Fako jurisdiction who intend to vie for the post have been told to submit at the secretariat of the Fako Chief Conference, a manifesto on how to run the South West Chiefs Conference, a detail report of the positions held by the hopeful in the sub-divisional and divisional chiefs conferences and a non-refundable fee of one hundred thousand francs.
His Royal Highness Chief Mokoto Njie reiterated to Cameroon Concord that the race for the SWECC presidency is open only for enthroned traditional rulers in the Fako area. Chief Mokoto added that enthroned chiefs are backed by a prefectorial or ministerial order. The electoral college shall be made up of five chiefs from each sub-divisional chief’s conference.
It should be noted that Fako Divisional Chief’s Conference has over a hundred legitimate members. The current executive of the South West Chiefs Conference was elected far back in 2014 and their mandate expires on May 2016. It has a two years mandate and a rotatory presidency among the divisions that make up the South West region.