The Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ), the apex Rengma youth organization, has urged the citizens of Tseminyu town to rise above clanism, groupism, and regionalism stating that it is imperative to elect leaders’ who are capable, honest, and righteous.

The RSZ through a statement also reaffirmed its commitment to integrity and fairness in the upcoming Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections. “We urge the citizens of Tseminyu town to embrace these principles, essential for the advancement and betterment of our Rengma Society,” it stated.

The RSZ also encouraged all candidates to engage in free and fair elections, discouraging any malpractices, booth capturing, or violence that could disrupt the voting process.

“Creating a peaceful voting environment is crucial, ensuring that the election proceeds smoothly and without incident,” it added.

The RSZ further appealed to the general public, Ward GBs, and leaders of all colonies to ensure that their areas experienced peaceful elections.

“By setting a positive example, we contribute to the welfare of our community and leave a legacy of integrity and progress for future generations. Let us work together to make Tseminyu a model of development and peace,” added the RSZ.

The Rengma Selo Zi also firmly supported the resolutions adopted by the Rengma Hoho during the consultative meeting held on the 18 June 2024 at Riga Thong Memorial Hall, Rengma Hoho Office Building, Tseminyu where it resolved that all candidates contesting in the upcoming ULB Elections 2024 will contest in a free and fair manner, upholding the highest standards of integrity and honesty.

It also unanimously resolved that the candidates and their respective parties commit to participating in the ULB election in a conducive environment and will abstain from any form of malpractice or unfair means, including: forceful collection of voter slips; booth capturing; house-to-house visits for threatening and intimidating voters; use of money power to purchase votes; and use of manpower to prevent voters from entering polling booths.

In alignment with the Rengma Hoho, the Rengma Selo Zi also committed to conducting the ULB elections with the highest standards of integrity and fairness.

“Together, we can achieve a peaceful, progressive, and united Tseminyu,” it added.

Mokokchung Times

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