Reacting strongly to an article that appeared in some sections of the local media, wherein one Thomas Khuvung leveled allegations at NBCC general secretary Rev. Dr. Anjo Keikung, Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) and Association of Phom Graduates and Officers (APGO) maintained that NBCC’s stand on Good News Mission (GNM) was a collective voice of churches affiliated to it and not of Rev. Dr. Anjo alone.
The two organizations, in separate releases, stated that the allegation leveled at NBCC general secretary was a false propaganda with an ulterior motive, targeted at a time when Nagas were trying to restore “fractured political philosophies” and exploring ways to mend “broken Christian bonds”. AGPO was of the view that in matters regarding GNM, the ecclesiastical issue was left to the discerning wisdom of Baptist believers in Nagaland, and that the “baseless” allegation on Rev. Dr. Anjo was an act of the writer throwing his hatred entirely out of context. It also held that talk of bribery in NPSC existed decades ago and that the actual scandal surfaced much before Rev. Dr. Anjo Keikung became a member of the commission. Further, APGO demanded the writer of the article to appear in person on an open platform and substantiate his charges with proof at the earliest “for out right judgement of the people.”