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NDPP’s 4th general convention held

NDPP general convention

KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 23: NDPP president Chingwang Konyak today reiterated that the party was formed in response to the people’s desire for a political party that will carry the voice and aspirations of the masses and respond to a need for change in the system of governance and perspectives to Development.
Addressing the party leaders and functionaries during the 4th general convention of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) held at its new official building below Secretariat here, Konyak said the NDPP Party had committed for stable, strong leadership and policies that will change the destiny of the State in a positive manner.

In this, he claimed that as committed, under the strong leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, the people of Nagaland are having a stable and decisive government.
The NDPP president also said that the unresolved political issue has created hurdles on all fronts, particularly on the economy and all-round progress of Nagaland.
Saying that without the prevalence of just peace, no aspect of society can make progress, he said the political imbroglio needs to be resolved at the earliest possible, so that all round development of the State can take place without limitations.
He said that as assured in the 2018 Election Manifesto, the NDPP and the PDA Government, under Chief Minister Rio, has been proactive and has been working to strengthen the ongoing peace process and the role of active facilitator to bring early solutions.
The formation of the United Democratic Alliance, an Opposition-less Government recently, is to work with one voice as an active facilitator to urge the negotiating parties to bring an early solution, he said, while expressing hope that the negotiating parties would not ignore the cry of the people for early solution.
He reminded the party government that in its 2018 manifesto the NDPP had stated that Nagaland is in dire need of good governance especially relating to transparency and accountability in Government while ushering transparency in governance and battling corruption is also one of the objectives mentioned in the party constitution.
“I feel that serious initiatives and efforts are needed to achieve transparency and good governance”, said Konyak.
Further, the NDPP president reminded the party men and women that the organization of a political party is not an end in itself but it is only a means to the end of capturing political power. He said the Assembly poll will be held sometime in the first part of 2023 and as a ruling party, NDPP will have both advantages and disadvantages while an anti-incumbency factor may work against it.
Therefore, Konyak asked them to work tirelessly to strengthen the party at the booth level while highlighting the achievements of the Government and return victorious in the next elections.
Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha Member, Tokheho Yepthomi termed Rio as the best Chief Minister who is working for the Nagas in general by upholding his commitment.
Under his leadership many things have been done while many are yet to be done while it is the responsibility of the party leaders to introspect what is left to be done, he said.
He appealed to the party workers not to leave everything on Chief Minister and legislators but being from different districts they have to reach out to the people with the Party plans and policies.

“If we make a little more effort, we will be able to make our own government”, he said.
Presenting the secretarial report, NDPP secretary-general Abu Metha said that the formation of NDPP was a response to the people wanting an alternative and a progressive change in Naga society. He informed that the NDPP has a total of 1.6 lakh members during the last 4 years.
Highlighting the unopposed victory of the NDPP candidates in the 2 bye-elections to Noksen and Shamatore-Chessore seats, Metha said it exemplifies the popularity of the party and the leadership of Chief Minister Rio and President Konyak.
“The NDPP exemplifies the ambition of a new Nagaland… it exemplifies the aspirations of Naga people, Naga youths to stand on our own feet to find our own identity in the changed dynamics of the global village”, he said.
Today Naga people want to go beyond our borders and to be recognized for uniqueness, he said while making a commitment to the Naga people that NDPP leadership and its members will tirelessly work towards achieving the aspirations of Naga people under the guiding principles of the party’s motto “Facta non Verba” – Deeds not words.
Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker Sharingain Longkumer, Minister for Agriculture G Kaito Aye and Advisor for Horticulture and Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan also exhorted the gathering.
Reports were also presented by Women Organization president Vikali A Zhimomi and Youth Organization president Kelhouneizo Yhome.
Chaired by NDPP working president Alemtemshi Jamir, the programme commenced with prayer by State Chaplain Yamyap Konyak while working president Nyamnyei Konyak delivered the welcome address and senior vice president Charlie Sekhose tendered the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)