The Lotha Hoho (LH) along with all its frontal organizations unanimously decided and resolved that all the intending candidates, who had filed nomination for the ULBs election (Wokha and Bhandari towns) are to withdraw their nominations, immediately.
This was also stated in a joint press statement issued by LH chairman Mhao Humtsoe and general secretary Mhondamo Ovung. The decision was made during a meeting called by LH at Wokha Town Hall with the general public of Wokha town and surrounding villages attended by representatives of all Lotha frontal organizations including– Lotha Eloe Hoho, Lotha Youth Hoho, Lotha Students’ Union, Kohima Lotha Hoho, Dimapur Lotha Hoho, Wokha Village Council, Longsa Village Council, all colony unions and youth organizations of Wokha town.
The resolution for withdrawal of candidatures was moved by rising of hands by a majority of those present at the meeting. There were also suggestions from various quarters that a joint withdrawal petition could be submitted to the concerned authorities to actualize the resolution for withdrawal of candidatures.
“The public and leaders also deliberated on the various provisions of the Nagaland Municipal Act 2001, which infringe on the provisions of Article 371 A, of the Constitution,” LH said, adding, “Many of the leaders including some candidates, agreed to support the decision of the Naga organizations and to safeguard the provisions of Article 371A, for the good of the Naga future generation.”
A total of 55 (22 Women) candidates have filed their nominations for Wokha district’s two Town Councils: 33 (13 Women) for Wokha Town Council (WTC) and 22 (9 Women) for Bhandari Town Council (BTC).
Of the 22 candidates for BTC, 8 (2 Women) are from NPF, 8 (3 Women) from BJP, 3 (2 Women) from INC, and 3 (2 Women) are Independents.