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Leaders in Phek resolve to support clean election

By EMN Updated: Oct 26, 2022 8:54 pm
Rev. Vezopa Rhakho addressing a joint meeting of CCEM with various groups in Pfütsero town on October 25.

Dimapur, Oct. 26 (EMN): Leaders cutting across political line and churches in Phek district have resolved to support the clean election movement initiated by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC).

The resolution to this effect was taken during a joint meeting organised by the Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) with various groups including political party workers and prayer centres/houses in Phek district at the conference hall of Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) in Pfütsero town on October 25. 

An update from CCEM stated that over 70 participants that attended the meeting resolved to support the Nagaland Baptist Church Council and the CCEM’s clean election guidelines and principles. Besides, the participants have resolved to safeguard the Christian faith, socio-cultural values and Naga identity. The members also resolved to work together to usher in peace and tranquility during the election and beyond.

Report also stated that the members have resolved not to mislead the public through hate speech or character assassination against any candidates or parties. The participants further resolved to organise an open platform and to discourage individual or house-to-house campaign

The CCEM reminded that it would continue to educate the people about clean election movement during election and beyond.

Earlier, CCEM chairman, Rev. Vezopa Rhakho, gave an overview about the clean election movement, while the CBCC executive secretary, Rev. Khrotso Mero, stated that the people have been passive for too long and it is time they become active in working for the betterment of the society. He called upon various group leaders to work together and elect the leaders in all honesty.

The president of Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO), Vezuhu Keyho, also spoke on the need to change the system. He urged the leaders present during the meeting not to misguide voters and instead educate them.

By EMN Updated: Oct 26, 2022 8:54:59 pm