ULB election 2024: PCWB Kohima upholds ‘One Man-One Vote’ principle

Kohima, June 20 (MExN): In view of the upcoming ULB election 2024, the Pezielietsie Colony Welfare Board (PCWB) Kohima stated that it will insist upon ‘One Man-One Vote’ principle and will totally discourage proxy voting in order to maintain a fair election within its jurisdiction.

The Board informed all eligible voters of Pezielietsie colony to strictly adhere to this principle. No forceful persuasions or coercion to vote for a particular candidate shall be used, stated a press release issued by PCWB Acting Chairman Roko Angami, Secretary Kegwalo Kemp, Youth President Keneilhouzo, Women Chairperson Neichanuo Seyie and GB Lhoubeituo Angami.  

“We insist upon each and every eligible voter of the colony to freely franchise their vote according to his/her choice and personal coincidence free from undue and unsolicited influence,” it stated.

Use of intoxicants within the premises of the polling stations will be strictly prohibited, the board stated and warned that any person found in an inebriated state and disturbing the peaceful atmosphere on the polling day within the confinement of the colony will be strictly dealt with.

It also cautioned non-colony residents to abstain from entering the polling stations on the polling day within the colony's jurisdiction.

Any undue interference or causing any disruption within the colony on the polling day shall be met with serious consequences, it stated.

“We believe, the aspirations of the people will prevail in this municipal and town election as we endeavour for a Free, Fair and Accountable Election,” it stated.