Thursday, February 21, 2019 | ePaper
Atiq gets AL nomination
The ruling party Awami League has nominated former BGMEA President Md. Atiqul Islam as mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls amid writs filed with the High Court seeking a stay on the upcoming election.
AL's General Secretary Obaidul Kader announced his candidature after a meeting of the party's local government nomination board held at Ganabhaban on Tuesday evening chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He said the decision was taken unanimously at the nomination board.
Obaidul Kader said his party picks up Atiq as mayoral candidate as he came form a respectable family with clean image.
Atiq has already started mass communication and election campaigns in different areas of Dhaka North after the party Chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given green signal to him as its mayor candidate.
Eighteen aspirants earlier collected AL nomination form for the mayoral post that fell vacant with the death of mayor Annisul Huq on November 30.
The by-election is scheduled to be held on February 26.