Quddus secured 650 votes while his nearest contestant Abu Jafar Surjo bagged 646 votes in the president post
Quddus Afrad and Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu have been elected president and general secretary respectively of the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), in the polls to hold its office for two-year term.
Chief Election Commissioner of the polls Kashem Humayun announced the results at the National Press Club in the capital on Saturday evening, reports BSS.
Quddus, Bangladesh correspondent of Indian Bengali newspaper Anandabazar, secured 650 votes while his nearest contestant Abu Jafar Surjo bagged 646 votes for the president's post.
Tapu, business editor of the private-run Jamuna Television, was elected general secretary bagging 475 votes while his nearest contender Md Mehedi Hasan got 431 votes.
MA Quddus was elected vice president (678 votes), while Khairul Alam joint general secretary (769), Ashraful Islam treasurer (693), A Jihadur Rahman Jihad organizing secretary (658), Asaduzzaman publicity secretary (639), Dulal Khan sports and cultural secretary (537), Soheli Chowdhury public welfare secretary (513), and Jannatul Ferdous Chowdhury office secretary (616).
Elected Executive Committee members are -- Suraiya Anu (771), GM Masud Dhali (688), Sakila Parvin (650), Shahnaj Parvin Elis (612), Raju Hamid (561), Ibrahim Khalil Khokon (540), Salim Ullah Selim (503), Azit Kumar Mohaldar (501), and AM Shahjahan Miah (453).
The polling was held at the press club from 9am to 5pm without any break.