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NPP officials render mass resignation

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jun 28, 2022 7:38 pm
Limanuksung Longkumer, Ricky Ozukum and others,  addressing journalists at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur on Tuesday.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, June 28 (EMN):
Officials of the National People’s Party (NPP) along with district unit presidents on Tuesday declared mass resignation from the party with immediate effect citing loss of faith in the state president’s leadership.

Addressing a press conference at Hotel Saramati on Tuesday, Limanuksung Longkumer, General Secretary-Organisation, NPP, Nagaland state, stated that due to ‘ongoing circumstances’, they were rendering mass resignation from the primary and active membership of the party.

“Being one of the founding members of the party, unfortunately I express my deepest regret on being a member as the party failed to control its functionaries,” he said.

He further read out the letter on the subject of mass resignation, addressed to the national president, NPP, Conrad Sangma, undersigned by officials from parent body, National People’s Youth Front (NPYF), state women wing and the district units of Mon, Longleng, Tuensang, Kiphire and Mokokchung led by respective presidents.

The letter stated that they had rendered resignation from various posts as well as from primary and active membership of National People’s Party with immediate effect as “we have lost faith in the leadership of Andrew Ahoto Sema, President, Nagaland State.”

“We have served the party with utmost dedication and it was an honour to work under your dynamic leadership. We also take this opportunity to convey our gratitude for giving us the platform to serve the party”, it read.

Ricky Ozukum, General Secretary (political affairs) stated that this was just the first phase of resignation and more party members would be joining them “very soon”, as few of them were out of station and they could not come together.

He clarified that they resigned not to join any other political party but due to lack of political consultation despite repeated appeals. On many occasions, “the state leader has acted contrary to our constitution which is not acceptable for us,” he added.

He maintained that they had asked the central leaders to address the issue, but “since we did not get any kind of complete solution for our problems, we decided that it is time for us to leave.”

When asked if they want to join another party, he replied that they had received invitations from state, regional and national parties from within as well as outside the state.

He maintained that to join any party, “it will be a collective decision, keeping in mind that a political party will carry forward the aspirations of the people forward.”

“We will soon be announcing our next move, and we will have a mass induction programme”, he said.

Chingling Phom, president of NPP Longleng district, expressed that the situation compelled them to render mass resignation, adding that there are no rules made for the district and no political leadership.

“We wanted to bring change by working at the grassroots level, but there is no political consultation at district level, and poor coordination, and since inception we are even running without the party office”, he lamented.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jun 28, 2022 7:38:47 pm