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Call for change is already loud and clear: Yhome

By EMN Updated: Aug 02, 2017 11:20 pm

Dimapur, August 2 (EMN): Ahead of the counting for the by-election to the Northern Angami-I (ST) Assembly Constituency to be conducted on August 3, the Independent Candidate, Kekhrie Yhome today said that whether he wins or lose the message for change is loud and clear.
“Whether we win or lose this by-election, the message for the call for change is already loud and clear. There is an urgent need to empower people. There is an intense desire to change our attitude.There is a common perspective that the futurecannot be built alone. The real campaign has just begun.
There is no turning back.The appointed time hascome to show what people’s power can do,” he stated through a press release on Wednesday.
He also stated that it was satisfying to see the local community empowered and deciding what is best. “It is imperative to strengthen both community leadership and area welfare boards, which will collectively redefine a new urban space.”
“In maintaining political neutrality,I thank the wisdom of Kohima Village Council elders. I also thank the Kohima Village Youth Organization for delegating volunteers to ensure a peaceful election. Also, Bayavü Area Panchayat deserves special commendation for boldly hosting a common platform for the candidates,” he stated on the role played by the organisations.
On the clean elections campaign that the church have initiated he stated that he campaigned not to purchase a single vote or arrange any proxy voters and was proud to have collaborated to the call for clean elections.
“I congratulate the maturity of voters who have withstood the evils of money-power. For us, Clean Election is a huge success. We are here not merely to contest elections but also engage the public in the campaign for democratic and electoral reforms. Also, our Independent candidature has not indulged in any public propaganda or personal attacks, which is simply outdated politics. Hate has no place if we wish to share a common and global future,” he stated.
He also stated that Kohima has shown good women and men do exist in society renewing the faith that there is great hope for the future.
Besides wishing the best of luck to his opponent, he also thanked the people of the constituency for their tremendous support and sacrifice and called upon everyone to join hands with the ruling government and work steadfastly for the welfare of the people.
“Elections should not affect social or personal relations”.

By EMN Updated: Aug 02, 2017 11:20:16 pm