UNC rider to Naga candidates
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Imphal, January 24: The United Naga Council (UNC) has appealed to all Naga intending candidates who have not been nominated by them on January 19 to show respect to clause-VII of its declaration which was appended by 60 Naga intending candidates on January 16 at Taphou Community Hall, Senapati.

The UNC urged the intending candidates who had not been nominated to "withdraw or retire from the election in the general interest of the Naga people and extend their co-operation to the candidates named by the UNC" co-operation to the consensus candidates of the UNC".

UNC information and publicity secretary S.Milan told Newmai News Network this while stating, "In as much as we respect the 60 candidates who have signed the declaration of the United Naga Council (UNC) along with their election agents and their respective family representatives on January 16,2007 at Taphou, Tahamzam (Senapati), we now appeal to those candidates who have not been nominated by the UNC on January 19 to kindly respect the clause-7 of the declaration.

The particular clause of the UNC's declaration states, "I declare that I will accept without any reservation whatsoever, the candidature of the particular person who is determined by the Naga people represented by the UNC to be the consensus candidate." Meanwhile, the UNC said that the names of the consensus candidates for the first phase of the poll are Wungnaoshang Keishing in Phungyar AC, Danny Shaiza in Ukhrul AC, Dr Khasim Ruivah in Chingai AC, RV Shirang in Karong AC, S.Kho John in Mao AC and K.Raina in Tadubi AC.