Former Nagaland CM and NPF president Retires after 2 decades
The Naga People’s Front’s (NPF) longest-serving president, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, resigned from his position after almost 20 years in office.
“Let me assure you that I am a life member of this party and that I was born into it. The former chief minister of Nagaland addressed party members on Saturday at the Capital Cultural Hall in Kohima during the general convention and celebration of the party’s foundation day. “Whether I continue holding a post or not, it makes no difference for me as long as there are people seeking my advice and my cooperation,” he said.
The NPF leader apologized for “displeasing” many of his old friends as he left his position.
I am aware that during my tenure, I have upset a lot of people, but every action I have done has been in response to a competent authority that has been legally established and has presented its recommendations to me for final order-making. The Committee always follows their own procedure to determine whether the party’s allegations were legitimate or not. They only suggested taking action against a member after confirming the fact that he or she had broken a fundamental clause. During my tenure, I have neither expelled nor suspended numerous party members based on personal animosity, but rather solely on the basis of party principles and policy. Whatever the case, I sincerely apologize for upsetting so many people.
“However unworthy we are, we follow this tradition for God’s guidance in everything we do. Let us realise that, individually, we are all sinners and we have come short of the glory of God. But our collective stand to strive to work for a better future of our people, I believe, is right in the eyes of God, the Almighty. Look up to God always. I wish you all the best of luck in your future venture,” he said before he left the stage.