NPF appoints 19 new leaders in Tamenglong

Oath taking of the new office bearers of NPF Tamenglong division was held at the district headquarters on Friday.

Days after resignation and expulsion of 17 officials, the Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Tamenglong appointed at least 19 new leaders on Friday and shifted its office to a new place.

Oath taking of the new office bearers of NPF Tamenglong division was held at Tamenglong district headquarters.

Oath taking to the newly appointed officials was administered by Robert T Maram while pastor of Town Baptist Church, Rev Namsadai Kahmei invoked God’s blessing for the new officials and office building.

Chairman of ADC Tamenglong, Namsinrei Panmei and its finance secretary, Micah Panmei, working president, Robert T Maram, former MLA and vice-president of NPF Manipur State Unit, Khangthuanang Panmei, general secretaries of NPF Manipur State Unit, Armstrong Charanga and Worthing Horam and leaders from Tamenglong attended the programme.

The new office of NPF Tamenglong Division is now located at Eden Hills, Tamenglong Ward no. II.

The newly elected office bearers for NPF Tamenglong Division are Joseph Newme as president, Jacob Gonmei as working president, Tunding Gonmei as vice-president, Venzaline Khumba as vice-president, TP Pantithan as general secretary, Amos Panmei as secretary, Nthuikhuanang Panmei as press secretary and three advisors Hutanang Pamei, TP Anepou and Namrong Gonmei.

Another nine officials were also appointed for 53-Tamenglong Area Unit and they are Achuna Pamei, Lanjaichung Gonmei and Joy Panmei as vice-presidents, Akhiamngam Gangmei and Meidiping Pamei as secretaries with press secretary, treasurer and two advisors.

Speaking on the occasion, Namsinrei Panmei urged all to have big hearts and take firm decisions to work for the people. He also urged all NPF leaders to work hard and strengthen the party. He also donated a sum of Rs 50,000 for office maintenance and assured to give five bundles of GI roof tins for the landlord of the NPF office.

Before administering oath taking, Robert T Maram also spoke on the occasion. He said that many people think that NPF is NSCN-IM wing, however, he clarified that the front is a political regional party to work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for a peaceful solution of the Indo-Naga political issue, to stand against any force that divides the Nagas and thereby move towards a renaissance of Naga brotherhood by making constant appeal to Naga conscience.

He also narrated how the NPF was formed in Nagaland and how it reached Manipur in 2012. Many opposed when NPF came to Manipur but now people have started trusting the party that it is not a communal party and many people believe that without NPF in Manipur there would not be peace in the state, he added.

First Published:Sept. 19, 2020, 5:25 a.m.

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