Friday, March 24, 2023

CCEM villages’ tour on clean election culminates

Chakhesang Clean Election Movement (CCEM) two-week tour to different villages particularly the candidates’ villages under Phek district to create awareness on clean election movement culminated on Saturday.
On the concluding day, CCEM general body meeting was held at the Chakhesang Baptist Church Council, Pfütsero.
Led by the Core committee members of the CCEM, the members were divided into various groups based on the constituencies–18 Chozuba AC, 16 Pfutsero AC, 17 Chizami AC, 19 Phek AC, Meluri AC (Tizu and Phek area) and Western Chakhesang Baptist Church Council Area.
Each group visited atleast four villages each in all the assembly constituencies under Phek district during the tour.
Respective area Baptist church council chairman and representatives gave a brief report on the tour at the meeting.
At the tour, CCEM members urged the village leaders and church leaders to ensure peaceful election within their respective jurisdiction.
The members also visited check gates, spearheaded by Chakhesang Mothers’ Association (CMA) and manned by volunteers consisting of mothers and youth in villages under Phek district, during the tour.
CMA president Zhonelu Tunyi updated the house on check gates which was set up to control the flow of alcohol, intoxicated substances and anti-social activities in the district. She informed the house that over 100 checks gates managed by not less than 1000 volunteers have been set up in each villages with multiple check gates in some areas.
At the meeting, the members reaffirmed its stand on assigning villages’ pastors and deacons to pray before voting starts at polling stations in their villages on February 27.
CCEM further decided to conduct prayer tour to the check gates under Phek district on February 22.
Meanwhile, CCEM and respective area Baptist church council will be jointly organising various common platforms for all the intending candidates across the region.

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