Kiphire gears up for bye-election
Dimapur, Oct. 3 (EMN): In a run up to the bye-election for 60 Pungro-Kiphire assembly constituency scheduled on November 3, all political parties and civil society organisations held a joint meeting in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner, Kiphire, on October 3.
During the meeting, the addition election officer (AEO), Kiphire, Olivi Thurr, briefed about the election guidelines. Informing that the returning officer would be the ADC, Kiphire, Nyempowallim, she requested the political parties to take the nominations form from her office. She also stated that only two persons and two vehicles would be permitted for each candidate during the nominations time. For holding rally or campaign, she informed that the concerned party should first seek permission from the office of the deputy commissioner.
She also mentioned that persons with disability, citizens 80 years and above, and those persons staying in quarantine could cast their vote through postal ballot.
Also speaking in the meeting, ADC Kiphire Nyempowallim urged all the political leaders to elect the right leaders, who could bring changes and benefit the Kiphire district. She also appealed to the USLP and ward chairmen to ensure that everyone should exercise their vote whether he/ she is from weaker sections to maintain democratic means and practices.
She also encouraged all the electorates to practice free and fair elections. She further urged all the political parties to cooperate with the district administration and various organisation and to abide with the guidelines till the election process is over.