The Meeting was call to order with an invocation prayer by Eno. Ng. Gilbert, President of Monsang Tribe Hoho.
The President of Naga Hoho Eno. P. Chuba Ozukum briefed the house on the current situation of Naga Hoho and the Extra-ordinary situation that the Executive Council of Naga Hoho is going through owing to various factors, and inability to summon the Federal Assembly for more than a year despite of repeated attempt for holding of Federal Assembly.
As such, the Executive Council proposed for conversion of the Presidential Council into the 4th Federal Assembly. With the formation of the Quorum, the house unanimously resolved to convert the Presidential Council Meeting into Federal Assembly on the ground of extra-ordinary situation and exigencies. Accordingly, the august House proposed for a pro tem Speaker due to the absence of the Acting Speaker of Naga Hoho. Eno. Ng. Gilbert was unanimously nominated as the Pro-tem Speaker and presided over the 4th Federal Assembly.
The Pro-tem Speaker called for the Agenda to be tabled in the Federal Assembly which was followed by debate and discussion. The House unanimously adopted the following resolution:
- Position of Deputy/Acting Speaker: The house after thorough deliberations on the role of the Dy. Speaker/Acting Speaker which has created confusion among the Naga Society, resolved that:
- a) The tenure of the Executive Council and the Federal Assembly Organ ends simultaneously. There is no question of running the office of the Naga Hoho by the Federal Assembly organ once the tenure of the Executive Council comes to an end unless it is duly approved by the Federal Assembly since the Federal Assembly is the highest decision making body.
- b) The Deputy/Acting Speaker can only summon Federal Assembly, if so required, with consultation of the incumbent President and Executive Council. Any meeting called by the present Deputy/Acting Speaker without the endorsement of the incumbent Executive Council shall be treated as null and void and no constituent units of the Naga Hoho shall attend
- c) The functioning of the Dy. Speaker/ Acting Speaker is questionable and therefore, the house advised the Dy. Speaker/ Acting speaker to desist from conflicting with the Executive Council but to function in tune with the Executive Council. Further, endorsed the Executive Council to officially communicate to the Rengma Hoho to relieve Mr Kenyungseng Tep either from the post of Deputy Speaker, Naga Hoho or from the post of President, Rengma Hoho as he has not been doing justice to his assigned post because of holding dual posts
- d) Consequent upon the decision taken by the Angami Public Organization (APO) and Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) for detachment/ dissociation from the Naga Hoho and removal of Naga Hoho officials representing their tribes, the House with regret accepted the removal of Eno. Mutsikhoyo Yhobu and Eno. Rüngutuo from the post of General Secretary and Finance Secretary respectively.
- Present Tenure of Naga Hoho and Search Committee: with the ending of the incumbent tenure (2013-2018), the Executive Council proposed to relinquish the office with immediate effect. However, the House/ Federating units of the Naga Hoho was of the considered opinion that at this juncture when the Nagas are badly fragmented and passing through a very crucial period despite of inching towards political settlement, a platform such as Naga Hoho which has been recognized by outside world and serves as the catalyst for the Naga people especially on the Naga political issue cannot be allowed to be defunct abruptly and hence, resolved to extend the incumbent tenure of Naga Hoho for another 3 (three) months till the new set of leadership takes over the mantle. In this regard, the august House unanimously resolved to set up a Search/Nomination Committee for the next tenure with the following members;
- a) TN Mannen (Convenor)
- b) Niketu Iralu
- c) Dr. P Ngully
- d) Inavi Swu
- e) President, United Naga Council
The terms of reference of the Search Committee are as follows:
- a) The committee should endeavour to mediate with all the dissociated tribe Hohos/ constituent units of Naga Hoho while setting up the new team of office Bearers of the Naga Hoho
- b) The committee must complete its assignment within 3 (three) months
- c) The Committee shall comply with provisions of the Naga Hoho Yehzabo while setting up the new team
- d) If the Search Committee completes its assignment before three months, the three months extended tenure of the present Naga Hoho team shall automatically cease after a symbolic ceremony of handing and taking over to the new team of office bearers
- The House resolved to extend support to the proposed Global Naga Mass Rally if the Rally is going to serve the interest of entire Naga people and therefore the House endorsed the Executive to study the objective of the proposed Rally and take befitting decision at the earliest. Further, the House endorsed the Executive Council to pursue on the Joint Consultative Meeting with Naga leaders from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Myanmar, and Dedication of Lt. Imkongmeren Memorial Park at Longkhum village before the end of 2018.
- Constitution Amendment Committee: The house felt the need to review the Constitution/Yehzabo of Naga Hoho. Therefore, the house unanimously constituted the committee with the following members and to submit its report within 30 (thirty) days;
- a) Achumbemo Kikon (Convenor)
- b) K. Elu Ndang
- c) President UNC
- Core issues:
- a) The august house noted with all seriousness on the prevailing situation and killings amongst the Naga family by warring groups/factions. While condemning all forms of violence in the Naga areas particularly in the Zeliangrong areas, the house appealed to all groups to shun violence and maintain peace for the cause of a united Naga family.
- b) It also took serious note on the recent incident of Indian army atrocities that meted out to the innocent Naga people with special reference to Longkhojan village of Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting strongly asserted that it was a blatant misuse of power by the Army under the Armed forces special powers Act.
- c) The House further noted with discontentment over the slow pace of ongoing peace process and inability to bring honourable political settlement on the part of GOI, which has resulted in further fragmentation and complexities among the Naga masses due to delaying tactics being exhibited by Government of India.