The Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjüm (KBBB), as part of the NBCC ‘Clean Election Movement’, organised a common platform for the upcoming bye-election to 43 Tapi A/C at Mission Centre Baptist Church, on November 4 where pastors along with deacons and church elders from 15 villages attended the program.
In a press note, KBBB executive secretary Rev. M. Chemyuh said both the intending candidates, Wanglem Konyak (INC) and Wangpang Konyak (NDPP), were given ten minutes each to share their visions.
Both the candidates opined, keeping in mind all government’s machinery that are to be involved, that it was not easy to conduct any election.
They assured that if given chance to represent 43 Tapi A/C, they would give their best for the welfare of the society. Exhorting the gathering, Rev. T. Honlong, pastor Mission Centre Baptist Church, referring from Romans 13:1, reminded all that it is God who establishes the governing authorities.
He said that people must regard their leaders, as they are chosen by God and both people and leaders are subject to God’s sovereign will. Rev. A. Peihwang, in his key note address, emphasizes on election code of conduct and Christian moral principle that have to be synchronized on the polling day. He was also optimistic about the NBCC Clean Election Movement.
Later, all the church leaders and pastors laid their hands on the two candidates and prayed for them.
The program was chaired by Mannyei evangelist, and Rev. Dr. A.M. Poangba invoked God’s presence. Welcome address and greetings was delivered by Rev. L. Metjen.