Dimapur, February 14: The Naga National Council (NNC) and the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) have resolved to withdraw support to the leadership of Gen. Thinoselie M. Keyho as President of NNC from February 13.
In a joint meeting held on February 13 at Dimapur, the NNC/FGN also entrusted vice president, NNC, Senka Ao to strengthen and restore the NNC and the responsibility of managing the affairs of the NNC.
The NNC, FGN February 13 meeting resolution signed by Ghuvishe V. Zhimomi, Cabinet Secretary to the Federal Government of Nagaland said the NNC principle is based on non-violence and seeks to resolve all issues through peaceful means, and the Indo-Naga political issue has to be resolved through political dialogue with GoI and not by confrontations and wars.
The resolutions said the Government of India and the NNPGs have agreed to resolve the Naga political issue through negotiation based on the understanding that the GoI recognizes the historical and political rights of the Nagas to self determine their future in consonance with their distinct identity.
In the event of a final agreement being reached through the political dialogue, the Naga people will have the final say in giving their endorsement, it said.
The meeting resolution stated that “contrary to what is expected from the NNC President, Gen. (Retd) Thinoselie M. Keyho has chosen to oppose the talks before the talks have reached any logical conclusion.”
“The NNC under his leadership has failed to serve the interest of the Naga people as it has failed to make any policies to give political guidance to the Nation. Further, the NNC President has also not given his co-operation to the FGN activities,” it said, while resolving to withdraw support to the leadership of Gen. Thinoselie M. Keyho as President of NNC. (Page News Service)