Senator Nfon V E Mukete Opts For Silence

By Kowac K. K. Bandolo
Silence is generally described as golden but silence in the face of a crisis is seen as siding with the oppressor according to Late South African President, Nelson Mandela. The present state of things wrecking the basic foundation of the Cameroonian state and questioning the future of the English sub-system of education is quite demanding that reunification icons and senior citizens in the likes of Senator Nfon V.E Mukete should be silent.
After surviving rumours of his resignation as a member of the senate that has come to pass and other founded and unfounded accusations on his person and office, the venerated traditional ruler of the Bafaws, farmer and politician has opted for silence contrary to the expectations of his admirers.
Most recently, the senior statesman received New Year, 2017, gifts and wishes from his auxiliaries in the city of Kumba described as ‘quarter heads’ or ‘Nkumes’. There, the member of the Cameroon pioneer senate, decided to hold the reception under lock and key as journalists and other pressmen were barred from coming close. The over 3 hours meeting was so secretive and exhaustive that the quarter heads could be seen coming out of the hall sweating.
Though the quarter heads stayed with sealed lips and kept to their vow not to disclose anything to the press, it is widely speculated that the traditional ruler appealed on them to exercise restraint.
Within some circles, it is said that the moment at hand is the best for the senator to restate his position on the making of the Cameroon nation as elucidated in his book, My Odyssey. As one of the few still living persons who contributed in no small way in the making of the Cameroon nation and history, admirers like critics are of the opinion that the paramount ruler of the Bafaws must make his voice heard and recorded before nature calls him.