Saturday, June 22, 2024

NPP distributes tickets to 11 candidates for KMC elections

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, JUNE 10: The National Peoples’ Party (NPP) today distributed tickets to 11 aspiring candidates for the ensuing Urban Local Body (ULB) election to Kohima Municipal Council (KMC).
The lone NPP legislator of Kohima district and MLA Kohima Town A/C, Dr Tseilhoutuo (Ato) Rhutso distributed the tickets during the distribution ceremony at his residence here.
The candidates are: 3-North Block – Kekhrienyituo Sekhose, 4-Nagabazar – Mecieno Swu, 6- D’Block – Kekhrieletuo Belho, 7-Daklane – Leanne Kiewhuo, 12-Upper Chandmari – Alebu Sanchu, 13-Lower Chandmari – Thejanuo Whuorie, 14-Porterlane, Old Ministers’ Hill – Vizokhoto George Kirha, 16-Lerie, Lerie Chazou, Police Project & New Ministers’ Hill – Ane-u Khaming, 17-Agri, Agri Farm, Forest & Electrical – P Kezo, 18-Paramedical, Lower Agri – Sonuo Yanger and 19-PR Hill, Jail & Supply.
Talking to media persons on the sidelines, Dr Ato informed that NPP is fielding candidates in Dimapur, Wokha, Chumoukedima and Pfutsero Town Councils.
Earlier, in his speech during the programme, Dr Ato while reiterating that NPP has extended unconditional support to the ruling NDPP in the State Assembly and therefore the contest in the ULB elections would be a ‘friendly’.
He also said that the ULB elections is a semi-final for NPP while the 2028 State general elections will be the final to win more seats in the Assembly.
For other parties, the ULB elections may be a fight for power and show of dominance but the NPP is contesting the polls for peace, unity and development of the urban areas. “We will bring about development and progress if we are given the opportunity in this poll”, Dr Ato affirmed.
Kohima is the capital town of all Naga tribes and therefore NPP is fielding candidates from different Naga tribes, including ENPO area.
In this, he appealed to party workers and also the respective tribes to work in unity and understanding for the win of the NPP candidates and bring overall development to the State capital.
With 6 out of the 11 candidates being women, Dr Ato expressed happiness that women candidates are coming forward to compete with men and work together in the decision making process of the municipality.
Meanwhile, recalling that the present Government had amended the Nagaland Municipal Act in 2023, he said while the tax on properties have been removed, any fees collected by the ULBs after the elections would be for the development and welfare of the respective towns and municipalities only and therefore people should willfully pay it.
NPP Kohima district president Dr Kevisetuo Kintso chaired the programme while NPP election committee convenor Arkeo Medom tendered the vote of thanks and Pastor of Nagamese Union CRC Michael offered prayers.
(Page News Service)