The Social Democratic Front (SDF) has halted an ongoing mafia by a gang of two in the Ako Council bent on thwarting developmental endeavors by the SDF newly elected administration headed by Mayor Akio Augustine and his team..
A team of experts from the SDF set up by the National Chairman of the SDF comprising Mayor Mangoh Jones ( mayor for close to eighteen years and leader of UCCC NW) , Mayor Martin Fon Yembe ( President of Association of North West Councilors ANWEC,) and Amidou Sajoh ( District Secretary SDF Nkambe and Council Affairs expert,) stormed Ako on Saturday June 21, 2014 to put a stop to the ongoing sabotage.
According to the councilors, the duo, Stella Maih (the supposed Municipal Treasurer), and Mbengia Wilfred Ngum (the Secretary General imposing self as the boss of the council) have hijacked the Ako council. While the Municipal Treasurer Stella Maih spends the entire month at Weh or Bamenda and so stifling council work, the SG, Ngum Wilfred assumes the position of Mayor. The Municipal Treasurer reportedly decides what amount the council will have from the little that remains after she must have invested the rest in her private activities. If she feels fine and is even around Ako, she could dole out a tiny part of what she still has to the council for developmental activities. This, she does with impunity. She goes as far as withdrawing funds from council bank accounts without the slightest knowledge of the Mayor, coupled with the fact that the Mayor never sees any receipts or has knowledge of any cash flow!
On his part, the Secretary General, Ngum Wilfred calls the shots in Ako. Not only does he decide the agenda of the Ako Council, but he goes as far as executing orders signed by him, without the knowledge or consent of the Mayor. He has blocked the holding of Committee sessions, except the Finance Committee.( which met for obvious reasons)! He recently ordered the killing of stray animals and went ahead to shooting pigs and other stray animals in especially SDF strong holds as if to ignite the wrath of SDF militants against the SDF-run council. He holds close door meetings with his municipal Treasurer whenever she stops around at Ako on her way from Weh to Bamenda!
During the Training Workshop in Ako by the Fru Ndi ordered team, there was a lot of awareness created on issues of council management and activities. Many at the end confessed that they had been navigating in darkness without radar, and so with this training, the ignorance and disorder hitherto witnessed in Ako will be a thing of the past.
Among the several resolutions arrived at was the one stating categorically that he Councilors will NEVER tolerate any so-called 7-man Caretaker Committee by whoever to run the Ako Council if “ disorder persists in the area”. They emphatically stated that there is no fire in the house…that the imaginary fire is being inflamed by the enemies of the SDF and the People of Ako Municipality…and these enemies are well known to all!
Participants resolved to call the attention of MINAT-D to the atrocious activities of Mr, Ngum Wilfred, the SG and do same to MINFI on the absences and destructive activities of Madam Stella Maih, the supposed Municipal Treasurer. They as well extended special thanks to the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Front, Ni John Fru Ndi, for the timely decision to send the rescue team to Ako. Speaking for the Ako Council, Mr. Akio Augustine, the Lord Mayor vowed that these negative trends will never again be attributed to the Ako Council as he and his colleagues have been tutored on their rights, rules and duties in the council.
DONE IN AKO THIS 21ST DAY OF JUNE 2014
Mangoh Jones T. Martin Fon Yembe Sajoh Amidou