KOHIMA, OCTOBER 29: Leaders of Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) today wooed electorates of Kitsubozou colony to elect its nominee Kikovi Kirha for the 14 Southern Angami-I Assembly Constituency bye-election.
Speaking during the NPF bye-election rally, its campaign director and ex-MLA Kropol Vitsu said the constituency has 7 villages but during the 4 terms of Neiphiu Rio as Chief Minister none of the villages have seen any form of development.
He charged the then DAN as well as present PDA Government under Rio of neglecting both the constituencies of the Southern Angami region saying PDA Government is not bringing any development but only destruction in the two constituencies.
He said while the NPF Government, under TR Zeliang, had pursued for 4-lane of Kohima by-pass road till Phesama, the present PDA has decreased it to 2-lane road. The PDA Government has also done away with the only TB Hospital of Kohima located in Khuzama, he said.
Vitsu said that it was during his time as NPF MLA, under Chief Minister TR Zeliang, that the then Home Minister Y Patton had sanctioned and opened Kezocha Police Station.
The former MLA also remarked that Rio has been playing a selfish game of remaining in the Chief Minister’s chair with the blessing of the Angami community while none other Angami legislator is given any Cabinet portfolio.
Vitsu therefore called upon the electorates to teach a lesson to the present dispensation by voting against their candidate and electing the NPF candidate Kirha in the ensuing bye-election.
NPF candidate Kikovi Kirha asserted to give his best for the development of the constituency in general without discriminating against any of the villages. Given a chance, Kirha said he would be the voice of the people in the State Assembly and check all corrupt activities of the ruling Government.
NPF CEC member Medoselhou Keretsü wooed the electorates saying that NPF is the oldest regional party in the Northeast, which was formed with a view to take up rights of the Naga people and protect our tradition and culture.
He said NPF will continue to remain strong and work for the welfare of the Nagas in general till a solution is achieved to the Naga political issue.
Maintaining that Kirha hails from Jakhama village, which is the biggest village with highest number of electorates in the Constituency, Keretsü said the NPF candidate would surely win with almost 80% of electorates from Jakhama supporting him along with the people from other villages and Kitsubozu standing behind him.
Kirha would give his best for the welfare of the people of the constituency, he said.
Chaired by Tseibou Khusoh, the programme started with an invocation by Pastor of CBC Kitsubozu Vezopa Rhakho saying the invocation. Speech on behalf of Kitsubozu NPF Unit was delivered by Kekhriezelie Khezhie.
NPF MLA Khriehu Liezietsu was also present during the campaign.
(Page News Service)