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North West Region: Bangolan chieftaincy crisis, villagers seek Pacific resolution.


Elites and youths of Bangolan village drawn from all over the country rallied at the palace of their Fon, HRH Chafah Isaac XI in Yaounde on Saturday August 5th in a general meeting to concert on  measures that can enhance lasting peace and harmony in Bangolan. They all agreed to prioritise dialogue, love for one another and to encourage other youths to shun violent extremism tendencies. Chairing the opening ceremony of the meeting, HRH, Fon Chafah XI of Bangolan reiterated that he has forgiven everybody nor matter their offences and  he is also ready to rehabilitate those who went astray. He added that he has never stopped praying asking God to open the eyes of some of his subjects who took the wrong direction to come back to their senses.



The grand rally which brought Bangolan indigenes from Bamenda, Ndop, Babessi, Foumbot, OBALA, Yaoundé, Ebolowa, Kribi, Ayos, Douala,Ntui,just to name a few ended with ground breaking resolutions arrived at. Top amongst the resolutions include the continues preaching of peace and reconciliation which they all acknowledged are conditions sine quanon for socio economic development of their village which has been in ruins for over a year now. Participants also denounced the lackadaisical attitude portrayed by some Bangolan natives towards this moment of misunderstanding in the village and called on all to join the peace and reconciliation wagon for the common interest of their village.

However they also regretted the recent brouhaha which broke up between Bangolan and  Babessi leading to the seizure of a huge portion of their farm land with crops by the Babessi people. All efforts to arrive at a consensus with the Babessi traditional council regarding the retrocession of the land to Bangolan has been futile as the Babessi people insist if they must dialogue, it should be in the presence of Fon Chafah whom they recognize as ruler of Bangolan till date.

It should be recalled that the present stalemate in Bangolan erupted in February 2016 when some ignorant youths plotted an abortive coup to unseat FON Chafah who has been on the throne for 35 years. His step brother late Mbipefah James Salim a protagonist of bellicose activism was tipped for the command post but was snatched by the cool hands of death, a situation which many believe the ancestors were furious with the overzealous prince for desecrating the land by attempting dethrone his brother who was enthroned 35 years ago by their father under the watchful eyes of the entire village and the administration.

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