The junior brother of Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, jailed leader of the Ambazonia separatist movement, was buried Saturday, September 5, 2020. The interment followed two funeral services – on Friday at Presbyterian Church Molyko, Buea and the second at the family compound of the diseased in Ewelle on Saturday.
The President of the Christian Men Fellowship, CMF, Molyko congregation of the PCC died Friday, July 17, 2020, in Buea following an illness.
Mbui was born at Ewelle on June 15, 1970 to late Ayuk Elias of Ewelle and Ojong Paulina of Kembong, Manyu Division, South West Region, Republic of Cameroon.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Ayuk; children, Ayuk Mbui Junior (19), Claircol Ekepobasi Ayuk-Mbui (4), Makarios Ayuk-Tabe Ayuk-Mbui (1); as well as his sister, Mrs Clara Kalu; brother, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
A biography of the diseased read on behalf of the family by Ayuk M. Ako, PhD, states that the late Mbui attended primary school at Government School Ekok where he obtained the FSLC in 1982. He did secondary education at GSS Eyumojock and high school at Government High School Mamfe, where he obtained the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level in 1987 and Advanced Level in 1989.
Mbui graduated from the Higher Teachers Training College (Ecole Normale Supérieure, ENS) Bambili with the Secondary School Teachers Diploma Grade I (DIPES I) in Mathematics (Major) and Economics (Minor) and was absorbed into the Cameroon Civil Service as Professeur des Lycées d’Enseignement General (PLEG) in 1993.
His public service career started at GSS Akwaya in 1993 where he taught Maths and Economics till 1995 when he moved to GSS Eyumojock to teach Maths and Microeconomics, and served as head of the Maths Department at GBHS Eyumojock from 1996-2002. He taught Maths and Computer Science at GSS Ekona (2002-2007) and was Mathematics Pedagogic Animator at GHS Ekona (2007-2012).
On January 23, 2013 Mbui was appointed Deputy Controller No. 2 for Public Contracts at the Ministry of Public Contracts, Yaounde where he served briefly till May 16, 2013 when he was appointed Deputy Controller No. 2 at the South West Regional Delegation of Public Contracts, a position he held until his death.
To his colleague and office mate, Etengeneng Johanes, of Public Contracts; Mr Ayuk Richard Mbui was: “a brother; he was very nice, kind, jovial, God fearing and a mentor. His demise is a big lost to the entire MINMAP family in Cameroon in general and Buea in particular.”
Ayuk Richard Mbui was admitted into the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF) Movement of the PCC by Rev. Ajuabom George on February 16, 2003. Soon after his leadership skills were identified. He was revered in the Movement and indeed a rare gem who rose to occupy several positions within the CMF Group in Molyko, including Evangelism Secretary and President until his death.
At the helm of the CMF Group, Brother John Teneng Awa, the Vice President, remembers: “Brother Ayuk introduced a lot of dynamism that propelled the image of the Group to great heights with numerous Presbytery and Zonal flags won during CMF annual rallies and come-togethers.”
As President of CMF he championed many projects: publication of the History of CMF Molyko, celebration and publication of the 20th Anniversary Almanac in 2014, Group Secretariat, creation of five sections of CMF Molyko named after Emeritus Moderators to ease the administration of the Group, several editions of question and answer books to assist members prepare for the annual rallies and come-togethers.
Brother Ayuk’s last project co-authored with Brother Agbor Manasseh was published in June 2020 coming from the backdrop of the “COVID-19 Lockdown.” His charisma endeared Zonal Officials to always appoint him MC (socio) during the auction sale of group articles. Brother Ayuk was a freethinker and his views of the CMF Movement and the PCC at large sometimes were a little bit futuristic that tickled relationship with hierarchy.
Mbui was a CPDM militant holding various positions, including: Chargé de Mission for CPDM Sub-divisional Campaign Team, Eyumojock for Presidential Elections (October 9, 2010); Municipal and Legislative Elections (July 30, 2007); Rapporteur CPDM Subdivisional Campaign Team Eyumojock for Presidential Elections (October 11, 2002); Municipal and Legislative Elections (June 30, 2002); Section Secretary, CPDM Manyu III, Eyumojock (1995-2002).