The incumbent chairman of Zomi Council (ZC), John K Ngaihte was re-elected unopposed for the second term (2021-24) at the ZC General Assembly cum Election 2021 held on Thursday at ZC Complex, Kuomintang, New Lamka, Churachandpur district.
Six of ZC cabinet were also elected unopposed and oath taking was administered at its office by the chairman and speaker of ZC.
In the general assembly session, speaker of ZC, R Sanga resolved that they will relentlessly keep on pursuing the demand for Zoland Territorial Council, protect Zomis' identity, usher a green and clean Zoland mission. It was also resolved to help in restoration of democracy in Myanmar in their available capacity and help those who are in need of humanitarian help.
Speaking to the media after the announcement of the election result, John K Ngaihte said that he appreciated the Zomi National Workers for their dedication in the past two years. Zoland Territorial Council will be passionately carried on and brethren from Myanmar will be given help, he added.
It may be mentioned that the Zomi Council is an apex body of its nine constituent tribes namely Mate, Gangte, Kom, Paite, Simte, Tedim Chin, Thangkhal, Zou and Vaiphei tribes, who accept Zomi as their common nomenclature. The council was established in 1997 to unify the Zomis and fight for a common cause.