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WSH, CPO call for peaceful ULB elections

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By EMN Updated: Jun 21, 2024 9:46 pm

DIMAPUR — As the voting for urban local bodies (ULB) drew closer, the Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) and Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) have jointly appeal to conduct the electoral process in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

The two organisations have emphasised the necessity to conduct the election in a transparent and democratic manner by ensuring that all candidates have equal opportunities to present their vision and engage with voters.

“We urge all candidates and party workers to refrain from any form of violence, intimidation or unethical practices that could undermine the integrity of the electoral process.

“We call upon all voters to exercise their democratic right responsibly and thoughtfully. It is crucial that voters make their decisions based on the merits and capabilities of the candidates rather than on tribal lines or affiliation. By electing leaders who are honest, competent and dedicated to serving the community, we can collectively contribute to the development and progress of our region,” the two organisations stated.

It further urged all the stakeholders to work together towards a peaceful and harmonious electoral environment, “where every voice is heard and every vote counts.”

WSYF urges to vote with respect and civility

While emphasising the importance of peaceful participation in the electoral process, the Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) has urged the citizens to exercise their right to vote with respect and civility.

In an update, the WSYF firmly denounced the use of money or undue influence in the upcoming urban local body (ULB) election and called upon the wards and colonies to uphold ethical standards.

WSYF also discouraged civil society organisations from engaging in divisive propaganda along tribal lines but instead urged the voters to evaluate candidates based on their merits rather than tribal affiliations. It also urged all stakeholders including parties, candidates and voters to ensure that the electoral process is conducted fairly, transparently and peacefully.

It also reminded the candidates and parties of their duty to promote unity and to refrain from any acts of violence. Besides, it urged the law enforcement agencies to uphold the law impartially to safeguard the security of all voters.

WSYF reminded voters that their decisions have the power to shape the future of society and called for unity in upholding democratic principles during elections.

Meanwhile, WSYF expressed solidarity with those dedicated to ensuring the conduct of elections in a free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner, emphasising the importance of safeguarding the democratic process for the benefit of all members of society.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 21, 2024 9:46:15 pm
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