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CCEM conducts awareness tour

Nagaland News

Kohima, June 12: In view of the upcoming ULB election, the Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) conducted an awareness tour on free and fair election in three towns under Phek district on June 10 and 12 respectively.
CCEM members addressed the gathering in all the three towns, namely Chozuba, Pfutsero and Phek. It may be mentioned that there are a total of 31 seats/wards in these three towns.
CCEM chairman Rev. Vezopa Rhakho said the main objective of the movement is to make a conscious appeal to the voters to do the right thing. It was conducted to encourage people to follow free and fair election, he said and urged the people to work in honesty, follow the election code of conduct and elect capable leaders.
Chakhesang Baptist Church Council finance secretary Rev. Muluvoyi Nienu said the movement is not in support or opposed to any political parties or candidates but to elect capable leaders who can work for the people. He strongly emphasized on upholding the principle of one man, one vote during election.
CCEM Core Committee member Murohu Chotso cautioned the gathering of involving in corrupt practices particularly during elections including ULB. He said that bribery is a criminal offence under IPC section 171B. Further, the Bible is clear that we should not accept or give bribe.
Chakhesang Mothers’ Association president Zhonelu Tunyi said that ULB election should not be based on the villages, families, or areas because as candidates they are representing thousands of people.
She added that 33% reservation for women in this ULB election is historic for women.
She further urged the people to work in unity and elect the capable candidate.
Chakhesang Youth Front president Kevesa Khamo, Chakhesang Public Organisation vice president Eyekowe Tara and public leaders from the respective towns also addressed the gathering.
The CCEM comprised of the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC), Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO), Chakhesang Mothers’ Association (CMA), Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF), Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) and Chakhesang Theological Association (CTA).
(Page News Service)