NSCN-IM elects new chairman, vice-chairman
National Socialist Council of Nagalim Isaac-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) today elected Qhehezu Tuccu as the new chairman and Tongmeth Wangnao as vice-chairman of the outfit.
The election was conducted during the National Hoho held at the outfit’s headquarter, camp Hebron, Dimapur.
A statement issued by the ministry of information and publicity (MIP), Th. Muivah, Ato- Kilonser (Prime Minister) of the outfit pronounced the declaration of the election of Qhehezu Tuccu as chairman and Tongmeth Wangnao as vice chairman, who shall also be the president and vice-president of the Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN), for a term of 6 years as per the ‘Yehzabo’.
It said, Tuccu was born on February 20, 1945 and joined the Naga National Service in the year 1980. He is from Nihoto village, Dimapur of UT. Beginning from 1982 as acting chairman, UT, he has held various other important posts in the capacity of Kilonser like Chaplee, Keya Affairs, Forest & Environment and Mines & Minerals and member of the Steering Committee. He was made Member of the Collective Leadership in 2013.
Tongmeth was born in 1958 and joined the Naga National Service in the year 1987. Till 1995, he was in the service as Secretary before he was elected Tatar in 1995. Beginning from 1998, he held important posts in the capacity of Kilonser of Chaplee, Kilo, Education, MIP, as Speaker, Tatar Hoho, Member of the Steering Committee and NJB Convener. He was made member of the Collective Leadership in 2013.
On being elected, Tuccu gives his commitment to the house that in the name of Jehovah, he will not deviate from his stand and go against the will and decision of the Nagas, said the MIP’s statement.
Tongmeth also admitted that notwithstanding the fact that though there are many senior members who deserve this covetous post, he was given this privilege to reach this far due to the co-operation and support he received from the members, said the release.
He appealed to the members to stand by him feeding him with all the ideas and advice that will further uplift the national movement in the manner Naga people desire.
Prior to the declaration, Th. Muivahm, reminded in his short speech that “Nagas are not a lost people, because our forerunnerls like Imkong Meren and AZ.Phizo took the right decision at the right time that Nagas will be the master of themselves- their land and their future and Nagalim will be for Christ”, it said.
He reminded the members that many nations perished with the change of the world. But the Nagas took the decision to be for Christ and thus sustained our existence. “God will not be please if we deviate our ways from the decision taken by our elders with tears and blood”, it continued.
Muivah, further asked the members to take strong stand to adhere to the principle followed by former chairman (L) Isak Chishi Swu who declared unity of the Nagas in the name of Jesus Christ. Late Isak Chishi Swu had signed the historic Framework Agreement to regain what was at the point of getting lost under pressure from adversaries.
He also asserted that the elected leaders shall not be above the people and the nation; they will abide by the national will and decision in accordance with the Yehzabo and Nagalim for Christ”, the released said.
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