NSCN/GPRN (K) reacts to report over expulsion of general secretary

DIMAPUR, SEP 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/13/2020 12:30:29 PM IST

NSCN/GPRN (K) has dismissed a purported claim made by one Khekaho Newell that he was the new general secretary of the organisation.

Reacting to reports, NSCN/GPRN (K) MIP in a statement accused him of habitually defecting to various national organisations at every given opportunity, usually in search of green pastures, and spreading misinformation in the media, creating confusion and creating misunderstanding among Naga people by allegedly “bribing an aged president, Khango Konyak.” 

“He has gone to the extent of claiming himself as the new general secretary of NSCN (K), which is absolutely ridiculous as our popularly-elected general secretary Isak Sumi enjoys the confidence and the support of the entire set-up, including most of the regions barring some few expelled workers and a handful of defectors who were ousted/impeached from Eastern Nagaland (Myanmar) by NSCN-K for money and power-mongering,” the statement clarified.

According to NSCN (K), it was extremely shameful and unethical on the part of anyone suggesting or opposing someone elected with the mandate of almost all tribes. 

The organisation also observed that it was utterly ungrateful on the part of Khango and his “expelled henchmen” to attempt disowning Isak Sumi, who, risking his life, had rescued him from imminent annihilation in the hands of Tatmadaw and rival Yung Aung.

However, considering his lack of statesmanship quality to lead the Naga struggle despite being a veteran, the group said it disowned his leadership yet again.

Further alleging that Khango had isolated himself from Working Committee (WC) of NNPG by intentionally appointing “persona non-grata” Newell Naga, who was expelled by NSCN (R) for murdering two cadres, NSCN (K) asserted that WC cannot allow him and his group to be a part of the ongoing Indo-Naga political process or consider him as its president until Khango rectified the blunder.  

NSCN (K) urged every Naga concerned not to extend any patronage physically, materially, financially or politically, especially in and around Dimapur and Kohima, to the “self-styled renegade gang”, even as rest of the regional and union territories operational area would be notified later. 

The group claimed that the clarification was being issued with the consultation and consent of WC of NNPGs.

Meanwhile, a statement purportedly issued by NSCN (K) president Khangno Konyak on September 12 informed about the decision of the expulsion of its general secretary, Isak  Chishi (Sumi) and appointment of Khekaho Newell as his replacement. 

According to the statement, the decision was made during an emergency meeting at CHQ in the presence of all region heads, kilonsers and senior leaders on September 12. 

It said that the house resolved to expel its incumbent general secretary from active membership with immediate effect for violation of Yezhabo, as per Article 18 and misuse of Article 23.

It also accused Isak of “nepotism, tribalism, failed to follow and adhere to the Joint Council meeting resolution adopted on 23rd Oct 2018, superseding president’s power and authority, seized the office of home ministry, deployment and maintaining the general strength of military unit which is against the authority of Chief of Army Staff and General Headquarter.”

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