Rev. Fonki Elected PCC Moderator

Church Centre Mankon, where the elections took place

Church Centre Mankon, where the elections took place

The Rev. Fonki Samuel is the new Moderator of the PCC. He was elected at the 47th Synod of the Presbyterian Church that held at the Church Centre Mankon Tuesday November 24.

He emerged winner after a hotly contested race with the outgoing Synod Clerk, the Rev. Abwenzoh William Membong, grabbing, 74 as against 46 votes from the 120 delegates that took part in the election.

The Rev. Forchang Babila George also emerged as winner for the position of Synod Clerk, beating the Rev. Nganji Christain by 70 to 47 votes, with three null votes recorded, in an election that lasted over two and a half hour.

Speaking to the press after his victory, the Rev. Fonki said he is "stepping into office in hope" a cue from his predecessor who stepped aside in hope. He said his strength as he takes over office are the Christians of the PCC and God.

The press and Christians rush up to take a glimpse of the new moderator

The press and Christians rush up to take a glimpse of the new moderator

To the Right Rev. Festus Asana, outgoing moderators, the results of the elections “has satisfied the people and please God too" He called on the incoming team to continue to lead the church in “peace and hope, in honesty, in dependence, in humility…” He advised the new team not to be commanding in serving God, but to be humble and doing the will of God as is written in the Bible. He promised to constantly support them with his experience.

The 47th Synod also amongst other resolved and recommended the creation of a new presbytery to be called Upper Bakossi, adopted the revised electoral code, approved the creation of the Christian Broadcasting Service at Ntamulung in Bamenda, the building of the secretariat for women’s work in Bamenda, the upgrading of 13 prayers cells to full flesh congregations, the setting up of a disciplinary committee to over see cases of indiscipline in the church and an advisory role for retired moderators in the church.

The Rev. Fonki Samuel 46, it should be recalled is the Presbytery Secretary for Mungo North and Parish Pastor of PC Bastos . He becomes only the 6th Moderator of the 57 years old  PCC after the late Rev. Abraham Ngole, Jeremiah Chi Kangsen and  Henry Awasom, and the Right Rev. Nyansako ni-Nku and Festus Asana.

By Abongwa Fozo with field reports from Gnoukapassi Marshal and Stephen Ojong.

 

 

 

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