The President of the outlawed Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) and president of Fako Lawyers Association (FAKLA) , Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, has been conferred the traditional title of “Sessekou” in Manyu division, South West region of Cameroon.
He received the traditional title in Bakwele village on Sunday, in a ceremony which held at the Bakwele ceremonial ground and massively attended by inhabitants of the community.
The event, organized by kingmakers of Bakwele village aimed at officially welcoming Barrister Agbor Balla back home, following his recent release from prison, after spending 8 months at the Kondengui maximum prison in Yaounde.
Speaking brimful of emotions while accepting the title, the FAKLA president, now Sessekou Barrister Nkongho Felix Agbor-Balla, thanked the traditional rulers of the land, elders and the entire Manyu people for the love and care shown to him and promised never to let them down.
The “Sessekou” title is the most privilege traditional title in the Manyu land and symbolizes tough mindedness, patience, consistency, industry, and dependability.
Folk tales even hold that to become one you must have fought with a Tiger in the secret forest.
photo credit: CNA