Z Obed to stake claim to form alternative DAN Govt: Therie
Kohima, June 2 (UNI) Former Finance Minister of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland(DAN) government and suspended Nagaland Peoples Front(NPF) member K Therie has said that the majority members of the ruling combine have elected suspended NPF leader Z Obed to form an alternative DAN government.
In a political development late last night, Mr Therie said in a release he was the 'seasonal' Chairman of the DAN Legislative Party.
''In view of the worsening situation and rampant corruption in the state, the majority of DAN members have expressed loss of confidence in the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and elected Mr Z Obed as their leader to stake claim to form an alternative DAN Government in Nagaland,'' Mr Therie said.
He warned the executive officers of the state not to carry out the orders of the 'minority' government.
Chaotic conditions prevailed in the sate following reports of dissidence by 22 DAN members who submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding a change in the leadership.
However, late in the evening, Agriculture Minister Kuzholuzo, along with seven Parliamentary Secretariers and two NPF legislators, submitted a memorandum to the Governor expressing their confidence in and support to the leadership of Mr Neiphiu Rio.
Addressing a press conference late in the evening, Mr Kuzholuzo said the list of 22 DAN legislators was an 'old document', which was re-submitted to the Governor.