I stumbled upon this post on Justice Ayah Paul Abine’s Facebook wall! Hon. Paul is truly a man of integrity, humility and a father to epitomize. It’s so rare for a man of his caliber to acknowledge another great man, but it’s obvious, being humble is a way of life for the most respected Hon. Ayah Paul Abine. Just recently he expressed his willingness to be loyal disciple to the outspoken Hon. Wirba Joseph – and today, the 16th day of December, 2016 – he entreated his Facebook followers(including me) to acknowledge the Patriarch, Mola Njoh Litumbe as a great man and hero. Read the post below:
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December 16, 2016
MOLA NJOH LITUMBE: LIKE A SPARTAN
The teething puzzle about Mola Njoh Litumbe is his physical alertness in his nineties. Smarter than persons ten years younger, his physiognomy much more, this “simple accountant”, (using his own very words), submits in legal jargon very like the twin brother of Lord Denning of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords. Few doubt he coined the phrase “jumba marriage” to depict the de facto relationship between the Republic of Cameroun and Southern Cameroons. This “come we stay”, he succinctly explains, fails to amount to marriage (union) for want of consummation or even a marriage certificate.
A man who has nothing to gain or lose, some typical Camerounese whose Cameroun is now and now only would simply sit back at that age and enjoy the fruits of his many years of drudgery. But NO! He is on television, on radio, on newspapers, on foot, at the United Nations, in Nigeria – just everywhere – at his expense: in terms of time, energy, the use of the intellect and money… All this for a cause that is not his – the general cause – indefatigably, consistently! A workaholic slave to doing good! Doing good in defiance of adverse consequences – at his own risks and perils! Holding out till the end as the Bible prescribes! Very like “the Spartan that dies but never surrenders”!
A venerable patriarch difficult to find on the social media, Mola is a model – unique as to age, unbreakable resolve, and altruism. A hero that humility has distanced from self-praise, apprehension and corruption! A man of enviable integrity holding high the torch for us all to see the way to follow!
YES! Njoh Litumbe is a hero, a model and a sage! He deserves our acknowledgement!