By Christopher Ambe
On Sunday September 13, I was at Presbyterian Church Likoko Member, where I worship. That is where Senator Charles Mbella Moki also worships. He was also in church for worship that Sunday. After service, this reporter walked up to him, and teased him about his take on the next day’s Southwest Fecafoot election which he, as incumbent SW FECAFOOT Boss, was going to contest against lone challenger Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor
|Senator Mbella Moki talking to reporters Monday September 14,after his reelection as SW Fecafoot President|
But reminded that there was intense campaign against his candidature, he now laughed and told me that he had been prayerful. The former Mayor of Buea even quoted Mark 11:24, which says, “Whatever you ask from the Lord, believe that you have received it and it is yours!”
He went further to disclose to me that he was sure of six out of the electoral college of ten, who would vote him, insisting that no amount of inducement from whosoever could make any of his supporters become a sell-out. Mbella Moki, known by many as an election strategist, spoke with total confidence as if he were a prophet. “Chris, I hope you will be there to see for yourself,” he said to me, as I nodded in acceptance.
The election venue was Capitol Hotel, Buea. And,so it came to pass on Monday 14 as he predicted, portraying Mbella Moki as an unbeatable Southwest FECAFOOT President.
Mbella Moki, who has been Southwest FECAFOOT President since 2002, told repor
ters that his re-election was a collective victory for the game of football in the Region; he promised to work with all football stakeholders to advance soccer in the Region.
According to the new FECAFOOT statutes and electoral code, which were adopted on August 5 2015 in Yaoundé, the winner’s new mandate will end in 2019. Elections for other FECAFOOT regional bureaus were also scheduled for same Monday.
Election for the post of National President of Fecafoot has been billed for September 28, 2015 in Yaounde -with Tombi A Roko Sidiki, former Secretary General of the football body as a candidate
Last Monday’s election presided over by law professor Ephraim Ngwafor was a kind of replay, considering that the same Mbella Moki had, on November 7, 2014, first beaten Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor in the same election by seven votes to six but the Southwest Regional election alongside others nation-wide, was annulled to due to a general FECAFOOT problem.
Loser Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor reportedly said electioneering for the Southwest FECAFOOT election was “dirty”, but admitted that, the voting was free and fair.
He expressed his readiness to support the growth of football in the Southwest region.