The news of his release was made public by the Governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia Bilai.
He said Prof Leke Tambo was released this Monday, 19th March 2018 in Lebialem. “We have organised, according to high instructions, his trip to Yaoundé where he is expected to be presented to senior state officials,” the Governor added.
Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai expressed thanks to the traditional rulers, the elite and notables of Lebialem Division who stood like one man to fight for the release of the Professor.
The Governor added that Prof Leke Tambo is a son of Lebialem and it was not acceptable that he should disappear in such circumstances in his own village.
The Governor also expressed gratitude to other actors who contributed to the release. He also expressed the wish that such an incident will not occur again in the region.
The chairman of the GCE board was abducted in his village while a trip to organise a support match to thank the Head of State for appointing a son of the division as Minister.