Dimapur, December 2: Naga People’s Front (NPF) president, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu on Saturday asserted that NPF belongs to the Naga people as the party’s top priority is for the cause of the Naga people and its welfare.
Addressing the one day seminar organised by the NPF Phek division at Pfutsero multi-purpose hall under the theme ‘Regional principle and ideology’, Shürhozelie stated that many regional political party came into being and perished in the State only to contest election or for power and money, but unlike those parties, the NPF came into being to save the Naga people and it will remain so till solution to the Naga political problem is achieved. The NPF will always stand for the Naga political issue and preservation of the identity of the Naga people, he said.
Shürhozelie maintained that many Naga leaders run astray from one political party to another for the love of money and power but a true leader with Naga nationalism will always remain faithful with the NPF party.
He pointed out that many regional political parties failed to sustain in the State due to lack of its principle and ideology for the Naga people and predicted that even the NDPP, which is now in the ruling Government, will soon vanish.
“God love the Naga people but we are blinded by money and power”, he said and called upon NPF leaders to stand firm and be committed to the cause of Naga people and their welfare.
Speaking as the resource person, NPF secretary general and MP Rajya Sabha, KG Kenye maintained that the NPF party, the second oldest regional political party in the country since its inception, its principle and political stand remain the same. The NPF party top most priority is for the resolution to the Naga political issue and to maintain and protect the identity of the Naga people, he asserted.
Kenye warned that anything can happen anytime to the Naga people, so unless we protect and preserve our identity, we may be easily captured and penetrated by outside force.
Claiming that the NDPP will soon vanish like other political parties, the MP said NDPP is just a by-product of NPF. “The NDPP is just a resting shed for many political leaders,” he added.
Also speaking as resource person, ex-Minister and advisor to NPF president, Thenucho called upon party workers to uphold the identity of Naga people, and remain firm with the party.
Former Minister and MLA, Yitachu in his welcome address stated that the main principle and ideology of the NPF party is to preserve and protect the identity of the Naga people from outside world and the NPF party is an overall character of the Naga people.
Maintaining that NPF represents the character and reflection of the Naga people, Yitachu called upon party workers to put forward the true spirit of regionalism to the Naga people.
In the seminar, the NPF Phek Division resolved to firmly support the leadership of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, President NPF and TR Zeliang, leader of NPF Legislature party. It strongly re-affirmed to continue to strive and uphold the regional principle and ideology in letter and spirit and take the message to the citizen of the State. It further resolved to endorsed its fullest co-operation and continue support to strengthen the leadership of NPF Phek Division legislators. (Page News Service)