Zunheboto, February 19 (MExN): With barely a week left before Nagaland goes to the polls, president of the Naga People’s Front (NPF), Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu today called upon the Naga people to choose between “preserving our identity and money.”
“We should not let money power and false promises overpower our faith and our identity of being Nagas,” the president said while addressing the NPF Zunheboto division election rally here.
According to a press release from NPF Press Bureau, he reminded the people that in 2018 election, money will attack the Naga voters on one side while on the other the NBCC is propagating a clean election.
“In Nagaland, the churches have seen the dangers posed by fringe elements to the Naga society and are taking remedial measures to counter these dangers,” he said and called upon the general public to abide by the directions and requests of the NBCC and NCRC.
The NPF president meanwhile asserted that NPF alone will secure absolute majority in this election and that the party will protect the Naga people and their ways of life, the party Press Bureau said.
He reminded that the regional party NPF which was formed in the year 1964 is “not only a political party but it represents the identity of the Naga people.”
The NPF “belongs to Nagas, the party belongs to every Naga,” Shürhozelie stated, asking the Naga people whether “we should choose and be in our own Naga party or someone else’s party.”
He also said that many national political parties entered Nagaland and have their set up all over the country, but NPF jurisdiction is only confined to Naga areas, the release informed.
Speaking on the Naga political issue, the NPF president asserted that NPF accords top priority to resolution of the long pending Naga political problem, and that it has always supported the Naga cause.
NPF candidates from Zunheboto division, Er. Picto, Khekaho, Hukiye, Hukavi and Zheito, also spoke on the occasion and expressed hope that NPF will secure victory in the district, according to the press release.
NPF working president, Huskha Yepthomi also spoke on the occasion.