Arenla Pongen, the President of the NDPP Women Organization Mokokchung Division, has resigned from her position. Following this, Mangyangnungba, the President of the NDPP Mokokchung Division, has appointed Margaret as the new president of the organization.

Mangyangnungba explained that Pongen’s resignation was prompted by her intention to run in the upcoming Urban Local Body (ULB) election in Mokokchung from Kumlong Ward. According to the party’s mandate, only one candidate from the NDPP can contest in the same ward. Kumlong Ward had three aspirants for the NDPP ticket.

“She (Pongen) was also seeking the ticket but unfortunately did not receive it and, therefore, had to resign. It is unfortunate because she has contributed significantly to the party, but as is often the case in politics, no one is indispensable,” Mangyangnungba said. Arenla Pongen lost the NDPP ticket to Satemkala.

Mangyangnungba also mentioned that the criteria for awarding the ticket include three key factors, with ‘winnability’ being assessed by a committee.

Additionally, Mangyangnungba highlighted that almost 90% of the NDPP candidates for the ULB elections are youths, in line with the NDPP manifesto’s emphasis on youth empowerment.

“The party has upheld our manifesto commitment to youth empowerment. We are encouraging a lot of youth activities in art, music, etc., and we believe it is time for the youths to take on decision-making roles within the party,” he added.

Mokokchung Times

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