Reaffirming its December 11, 2016 resolution vis-à-vis election to Municipal/Town councils, the Angami Public Organisation (APO) said that “till such a space is provided for the amendment and necessary and clear-cut safeguard is provided to Article 371 (A), the APO has resolved not to allow the conduct of election to municipal and town councils in the Angami territories (Chümoukedima, Dimapur & Kohima Districts).”
The reaffirmation was made at the extra-ordinary executive meeting held on March 17, 2023 where APO executive members, presidents of all frontal organizations, advisory board members and intellectuals attended the meeting, APO president Razouvoto Chatsu stated in a letter to the chief secretary.
After marathon discussion over the issue of Nagaland Municipal Act of 2001, the house unanimously resolved to re-affirm the “infamous resolution” made on December 11, 2016.
APO, therefore, appealed to all political parties, intending candidates and individuals to refrain from filling or nominating any candidate for the forthcoming ULB elections. “Any action in violation of this resolution shall be viewed as a direct challenge to the APO,” it stated.
APO also appealed to the newly elected and constituted government to seriously feel the pulse of the public and rectify all points in the Act, which it said was against the interest of the Naga public.
The organization further urged upon the state government to seriously review the issue of women reservation before the coming Municipal and Town Council election in the State.