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Rejoinder

The Selected DDGBA office is compelled to bring out this press rejoinder against the press release that came out in the newspaper on 10/4/2021.
The Selections/ Search Committee comprising of 5 President from the following G.B union, (1) G.B, M.Y Ngullie. President G.B Union Dimapur Sardar, as Convernor.(2)G.B, P. Dohoi Swu, President G.B Union Dhansiripar, as member, (3) G.B Tokishe Achumi President G.B Union Chumokedima as member, (4) G.B Vikheyi Zhimomi President G.B Union Niuland as member, (5)G.B Rokovitso Kuotso, President G.B Union Meziphema in a majority decision has selected GB Mr Longri Jamir to head the DDGBA as President, which was in accordance to NGBF Constitution article 8 as well as DDGBA Constitution article 14. So bringing the issue of them not being qualified for failing to pay their membership fees in time does not hold any water, as a responsible GB all have been clearing their membership fees regularly which can be verified from the Office. Citing these trivial matter as an excuse to opposed the legitimately selected office bearers is unreasonable.
Even in the general conference held in Diphupar B held on November 24th, 2018 the majority decision of the Search/ Selection Committee was accepted and supported by the majority of the GBs present. The opposing party riding roughshod over the Majority decision and agreement decided to held an election by themselves which was totally against the Constitution of the NGBF and DDGBA which has the provision of democratically giving a chance to every Tribe to serve in the Association on a Selections and Rotation basis.
The process of having an election where only 25 members voted for the President is duly opposed by most tribal GBs Association and Union of Dimapur who have given their condemnation and opposition through their press release in the local newspaper. The dubious part played by the NGBF official by attending the election process which is totally against the written NGBF Constitution article 8, and their very presence seems to encourage the illegal election process by giving them tacit support to go against the GB Federation Constitution.
The votes of 25 GBs of Dimapur can’t be interpreted as the Majority of the whole Dimapur District GBs Association.
Nieba Kesiezie, General Secretary
Information Secretary, Luikang Namgi

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