Lohe dismisses news report, terms it politically motivated


KOHIMA, Jan 20 (NEPS): Former Nagaland Assembly Speaker and Adviser to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Zhovehu Lohe has dismissed the news item appeared in Nagaland Post on January 20 edition that he would be contesting as an “Independent candidate” in the ensuing State general elections from 17 Chizami Assembly Constituency.

Clarifying his decision to enter the fray here Sunday, the Adviser to Chief Minister said he had called a Press Conference at his private residence on Thursday to publicly announce to contest in the ensuing State general elections on NPF ticket, for which he had already applied.

“I had never mentioned before or after the Press Conference nor even during the Press Conference that I would be contesting as an Independent Candidate from 17 Chizami Constituency in the ensuing State general elections,” Lohe asserted terming the report appeared in Nagaland Post as “politically motivated” with an “intention to obstruct me from getting NPF party ticket by misguiding people in authority.”


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