Dated July 24, 2017
The attention of the Naga People’s Front has been drawn to a news item which appeared in the local media wherein it was reported that a notice has been served to Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu to vacate the official residence of the Chief Minister.
Indeed, a letter was received by the former Chief Minister this morning, but before he could even open the envelope to read the contents of the letter, it was reported widely in the social media that Mr TR Zeliang has already occupied the CM’s residence.
It ought to be pointed out that the former Chief Minister had already moved out of the CM’s residence on Saturday, July 22, 2017, and there was a Thanksgiving-cum-Homecoming function at his private residence at Ruleizou where party functionaries and well-wishers had a marathon meeting.
This was widely reported in the local as well as national media. (And with the sole intention to let the department of Works & Housing check and ensure that Government property was left intact with no damage or property missing, a reliable person remained at the residence to coordinate with the department.)
Since the above-mentioned meeting continued till well after 2 pm on Saturday, it was not possible for the Party President to attend the Common Platform organised by the Bayavu Area Panchayat which was scheduled at 2 pm.
MLA Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu was asked to represent him in the said meeting. And certain reports insinuating that he had wilfully avoided the Common Platform that day are erroneous and regretted since it could hurt the sentiments of the Bayavu Area Panchayat and residents of the area who took pains to organise such a Platform with the aim of having a Clean Election.
Media & Press Bureau
Naga People’s Front, Central HQs Kohima