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December 17, 2009


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Hi Dibussi,

Thank you for this very balanced and informative piece on Dipoko. In my circles, he was simply known as "Dat man wey join CPDM" but this article tells us that that is a very simplistic description of a very complex man who made choices that some may find controversial but which were based on sound principles. In fact, if Dipoko had wanted to become a popular figure he could have rushed to the opposition. That he was willing to become unpopular by joining the ruling party, with no intention to swindle party funds, is very telling about his strength of character. May he rest is perfect peace!!!!

Neba Fuh

I 'knew' Mbella Sone Dipoko... but you let me into his core! May his soul rest in peace!

Neba Fuh

I 'knew' Mbella Sone Dipoko... but you let me into his core!
May his soul rest in peace!

Wonja Elive

Thank you very much Dibussi for presenting the life and works of Sango Mbella. I particularly appreciate the light in which you have presented his "controversial" move to become CPDM mayor, which many (detractors) seem never to be able to understand or have vehemently refused to understand. In fact I was scandalized by some of the comments I read in the Post newspaper just after he died.

As a young man growing up in Tiko in the 1990s, how can I ever forget the "man with the beard" whose looks always scared us. The man who went about in a sanja and a pair of slippers.

Adieu Sango Mbella!

S. E. Aweh

Thanks Dibussi for this article on a life as controversial as death. When I learnt of his death, I felt regret because as a child I saw this man pass by infront our house, atleast once a month and how kids ran away or behind him making mockery of his looks from a very safe distance.I wish I had realised much earlier on what wisdom and personality was passing by. I wish I had personally tapped from that tree of knowlegde that looked like a strange fruit.
However I thank God for his life, ep for giving him strength to write until his last days, thus I can still tap off that wisdom, though not personally.

May his soul rest in peace.

Edmund Njoh

Fact finder.You are great in all you do.May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Paul Iyowun Sonne Dipoko

I , Paul Iyowun Sonne Dipoko the son of lata Chief Mbella Sonne Dipoko wish to express my profound appreciation to the over 210, 000 visitors to this site & to those who paid tribute to my late father. May the good Lord bless u in Jesus name.
The final burial rite will b on 15th Jan. 2010. Venue Town Green Hall, Tiko. 16th Jan., 2010. @ Missaka


oh if we can hav a handfull of such people like this then our future will surely be hopeful.all the same i strongly believe that people of his calibre will emmanate some day.farewell hero

Anita Enoh

I enjoy your write up. I truely love him and his work. May his soul RIP.
Thank you.

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