Dimapur, July 7: The crisis in the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) remains far from over with the Dimapur Apex Tribal Hoho (DATH) rejecting the selection commission set up by the “old Councillors of NCD”, terming it as illegal and unconstitutional.
In a councilor annual general meeting held on July 4 and in exercise of the power conferred under Article 10 clause 2 & 3 of council constitution, the NCD president T Bangerloba had appointed some senior councilors as search/selection commission for appointment of Naga Council office bearers 2020-2024 tenure.
But the tribal hoho’s in a meeting on July 6 reaffirmed the decision of the joint meeting with newly nominated NCD councilors held on July 3, stating that it will not accept any action that deviates from the NCD constitution.
A press release issued by DATH sessional convener Zelhou Angami and secretary Mar Ao maintained that the activities of NCD after March 31, 2020 has no locus standi, and “therefore any activity carried out by the old NCD office bearers and councilors are null and void.”
The DATH stated that the tenure of “old councilors” expired on March 31 and they are no more official councilors “as all tribal hohos have submitted names of new councilors as requested by NCD in January 2020.”
The newly nominated councilors to NCD are empowered to form the new team of NCD, it stated.
The tribal hoho appealed to the new councilors to set up the selection/election commission and carry out the process adhering to NCD constitution at the earliest. (Page News Service)