Traditional rulers in the Kumba III sub division who have deserted their chiefdoms have been told to return or face disciplinary sanctions from the administration.
A release signed by the Divisional Officer of Kumba III, Epolewane Verklin calls on the chiefs to return to their chiefdoms and take part in May 20 celebrations in the sub division.
The Divisional Officer said she will recommend sanctions for chiefs who fail to turn up and participate in May 20 activities.
This warning comes in a context of animosity between chiefs in Buea and the Governor of the South West region who has called on them to march with their subjects on May 20.
The President of the South West Chiefs Conference in an open letter described the Governor’s call as a disrespect to their culture and traditions and insist they will not march.
The Divisional Officer described the SWECC President’s outing as disrespectful to hierarchy and threatened sanctions while the Paramount chief designate of Buea has called on his peers to accompany the administration to make the celebrations in the region a success.