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NDPP will have upper hand in running affairs of KMC after election: Zhaleo Rio

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Thenusou assures to make D Block model Ward of KMC

KOHIMA, JUNE 15: Advisor for Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Department, Zhaleo Rio today affirmed that NDPP will have upper hand in running the affairs of Kohima Municipal Council by winning majority of the seats.
NDPP is fielding candidates in all 19 wards of KMC of which 5 have already won unopposed and the party is confident of winning more seats, including that D Block Ward No. 6 by its official candidate Thenusou Sekhose Yhome and have upper hand in KMC.
He was speaking at the official election campaign kick-off for NDPP candidate of KMC Ward No. 6 D Block Thenusou Sekhose Yhome at the Panchayat Hall here.
Saying that NDPP and NPP are the 2 major contesting party for KMC election, he said though NPP is also part of the opposition-less Government in the State Assembly, this is election for Urban Local Body and the parties have different ideology and principles and electing the NDPP candidate will be the right representation to work together with the State Government.
Recollecting that the State Government had tried to conduct the ULB polls before also with the best of intention but was unable to do so as Naga people were opposed to taxes and 33% women reservation, he said it is finally happening under the leadership of Neiphiu Rio-led NDPP party Government.
The ULB election is a friendly contest, but people should not be confused to elect NDPP candidates, he appealed.
He wooed the electorates saying it is the right time to show solidarity with the ruling Government by electing its party candidates in the ULB election.
PDA Government is comfortable but it is running opposition-less Government with other legislators mainly for an early solution to the 7-decades-old Naga political issue, he said.
On the recent Lok Sabha debacle in the State, he said NDPP gave ticket to Chumben Murry while all 8 parties supported him as consensus candidate.
But NDPP lost because of confusion among the electorates thinking NDPP and BJP are same, he said, adding the LS result shocked both the NDPP and Congress.
“We have accepted the public verdict which was not against the party and its leadership but a victim of social media and somewhere over indulgence of churches”, he said.
Nagaland has lots of problems including unresolved Naga issue and ENPO statehood demand and the Lol Sabha result might have some impact on it, he feared.
Nonetheless, he said ULB is not Assembly or Parliamentary election and therefore the electorate should come out of Lok Sabha election hangover and cast their precious vote for NDPP, he appealed.
NDPP is more resolute to resolve the NPI as we stand for Naga identity and continue to protect Naga tradition and culture, he said.
Rio also affirmed that Thenusou is a capable person and with her qualification and vast experience working within and outside the State, would benefit the Ward, he said while wooing the colony people.
She is the official candidate of the Government and vote for her, he appealed.
Don’t confuse but be the best judge as NDPP candidate has better vision for the Ward and being the party candidate she will have direct access and can work for the ward, Rio said.
Therefore, send her to be part of the ULB without having second thought, he said.
In her address, Thenusou said as a denizen of the Ward she observed lots of problem in many areas faced by the community and so she decided to contest the ULB election to get into higher platform and work to uplift the Ward.
“Given the opportunity, my dream is to make D Block a model ward and also improve the quality of life and safety for the citizens.
“I envision of vibrant inclusive and sustainable future for the colony,” she said.
She also assured to work for youth employability by providing skilling in entrepreneurship and business for self sustenance and also make efforts to bring ways and means.
On women empowerment, she said the Ward 6 has many single mothers and she would work for their welfare and enhance their quality of life.
She also assured to work for water, drainage, sanitation, road with utmost concern.
“I can fulfill the dreams only with the support of colony people”, she said while urging people to cast their precious vote to elect and send her to the KMC.
Advisor for School Educatoon & SCERT Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, Former Minister Kohima Town, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, Kohima Region NDPP president Prasielie Pienyû, ex-Councilor D Block Neilaselie Kire and NDPP Kohima Region women wing president Kekhrienuo Mor also spoke on the occasion.
Chaired by Gilbert Patton, the programme commenced with a prayer by Videkho Mero, Pastor Central CRC, D Block, while Pelekhonuo Shunyû delivered the welcome address.
Special numbers were presented by Sedevinuo Yhome and Zulanbeni Ngullie and vote of thanks by campaign director Vazhûmo Solo.
(Page News Service)

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