“Be the Battery for My Torchlight”: Arenmongla urges electorates at Kumlong Ward No. 7 declaration program


BY | Tuesday, 18 June, 2024

Arenmongla, an Independent candidate, declared her candidacy for the Urban Local Body (ULB) election 2024 from Kumlong Ward No. 7 at the Kumlong Community Ground in Mokokchung Town on June 18.

In her address, Arenmongla reflected on her 21 years of work in a regional political party. She noted that the upcoming ULB election, which is going to take place after two decades in the state, had faced numerous obstacles, including seven postponements and incidents of violence.

“Today I stand here as a candidate for the ULB election for my ward. Even if I do not possess big qualifications or degrees like others, I want to contribute my service to my ward. I aim to serve my ward with whatever efforts I can make, which is why I am standing here today, determined to contest in the women-reserved ward, a decision made two years ago,” shared Arenmongla.

Although previously serving as the President of the Women Organization in the regional party NDPP, Arenmongla did not receive the party ticket. Despite feeling dismayed, she expressed gratitude for the support from her husband, children, well-wishers, and supporters.

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The Independent candidate urged the people to give her a chance to serve together. She highlighted her slogan, “Your vote for a better Kumlong,” and encouraged every genuine voter to exercise their franchise. If elected, the candidate assured to stand by the people, work for the community, and remain with the people as always.

Regarding her symbol, the ‘battery torchlight,’ Arenmongla explained that she chose it to represent being a beacon of light. However, she emphasized that the torchlight needs a power source and urged the citizens to be that ‘battery’ for the torchlight.

Kumlong Ward Council Chairman, Lanu Imchen, called for a peaceful election. Representatives from Waromung Senso Telongjem Mokokchung and Monchen Senso Telongjem Mokokchung, along with well-wishers Supongmar and Arepla Longchar, also spoke at the program, encouraging electorates to vote for the independent candidate.

The program was chaired by Moatemjen Longkümer, and the invocation was pronounced by Kikum Longkümer, Pastor of KBA.

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