Kohima, Jan 21 (NEPS): Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare, Child and Women Development, Chotisuh Sazo, who was elected as an Independent candidate from 18 Chozuba Assembly Constituency in 2008 general election, has today resigned from the membership of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to enable him to formally join the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF). So that he would be able to obtain NPF ticket to contest as a NPF candidate at 18 Chozuba Assembly constituency in the ensuing State General election slated for February 23 next.
It may be mentioned that Sazo contested in 2008 general election from 18 Chozuba Assembly constituency as an Independent and won by defeating strong regionalist and veteran politician Thenucho of NPF.
Enlightening his joining the NPF-led DAN Government after being elected as an Independent Candidate from 18 Chozuba Assembly constituency in 2008, Sazo said he had genuine faith and confidence in the leaderships of the NPF that they would deliver goods to the people and with this “understanding and appreciation,” he facilitated his supporters to join the party (NPF) enmass in 2008. “Thereafter I have been closely associated with the NPF party while being in the Government,” he recalled.
Stating that with the firm belief in the able leaderships of NPF Party president Dr Shurhozelie and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Sazo said he had resigned from the membership of the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly today so as to enable him to formally join the party (NPF) to “ensure development and peace for development.”
In the meantime, it is learnt that his resignation was accepted by the NPF party.