Tribes urged to come under banner of Naga Hoho

Speaker authorised to summon Assembly to address conflict

Kohima, June 13 (MExN): The Naga Hoho today appealed to all concerned and Naga national organizations to provide support and strengthen the Naga Hoho.


“A strong, vibrant Naga Hoho which is the medium of public ideas, a forum for exchange, dialogue and a source of creativity and solutions to diversity of challenges would best serve our people irrespective of the geographical division our people are currently placed,” the Hoho further maintained in its consultative meeting held at Hotel Japfü, Kohima.


“Hence, we ardently appeal to all the Naga tribes to come under the banner of the Naga Hoho in the interest of the Nagas.”


A press statement from Naga Hoho speaker, Kenyuseng Tep and general secretary, Mutsikhoyo Yhobu informed that the meeting, attended by the Hoho officials along with the Advisor, felt it imperative to summon the Federal Assembly at the earliest. Accordingly, it authorized the Speaker to summon the Assembly to address the conflict between some constituent units and the President and Vice President of the Naga Hoho.


It further recounted that the Naga Hoho Executive consultative meeting held on October 31, 2017 “in respect of the sentiments shared by the constituent units” had resolved to urge Chuba Ozukum, president and HK Zhimomi, vice president of Naga Hoho to demit their office in the interest of the Naga Hoho. “In the event of their failure to demit their office the other Naga Hoho official shall resign enmass,” it was decided.


The meeting, which was attended by the Hoho officials and Advisor with the exception of the president and vice president, had deliberated on the representation given by four tribes, i.e., Pochury Hoho, Rengma Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organisation and Angami Public Organisation, on the functioning of the Naga Hoho and stricture thereof, it added. Besides, the meeting also took cognizance of the letter by the Ao Senden and Sumi Hoho of its dissociation from the Naga Hoho and directing the president to resign from the post.


Meanwhile, the statement pointed out that the current tenure of the Naga Hoho office bearers is due for expiry by October 10, 2018. Prior to its expiry, it is mandatory to finalise the hoisting unit for the General Session, it informed, adding the constitution also stipulates election of the Naga Hoho officials to be conducted two months before the expiry of the existing tenure.


“As such the Federal Assembly (FA) is the only body to constitute committees/commission to conduct the constitutional provisions and convening of the Federal Assembly has been necessitated for its approval.”


Maintaining that the executive council is responsible to all the units, the Naga Hoho statement added, “Therefore if certain tribes are against any official, it’s necessary to be properly discussed in the FA for resolution of the pertaining issue.”