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DNCC by-polls: EC allocates electoral symbols to mayoral candidates

  • Published at 12:05 pm February 10th, 2019
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File photo of Dhaka North City Corporation office Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The DNCC mayoral post had fallen vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on November 30, 2017

The Election Commission has completed the allocation of electoral symbols to the five mayoral candidates contesting the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls.

DNCC Returning Officer Abul Kashem confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune on Sunda.

According to Abul Kashem, former BGMEA president and Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam received the boat symbol, Jatiya Party (JaPa) candidate Shafin Ahmed the plough, National People's Party’s (NPP) Anisur Rahman Dewan the mango, PDP’s Shahin Khan the tiger, and independent candidate Abdur Rahim the table watch.

As the Election Commission has finished the allocation of electoral symbols for the by-polls, the candidates may now begin their campaigns. All campaigns have to stop by 12am on February 26.

The returning officer urged mayoral candidates to follow the electoral code of conduct during their campaigns.

The DNCC mayoral post had fallen vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on November 30, 2017.

Also Read - Bobby Hajjaj withdraws from DNCC polls race

At least 26 mayoral aspirants had collected nomination forms, but only six of them filed the papers. Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM) Chairman and candidate Bobby Hajjaj withdrew his nomination on Saturday.

Regarding his withdrawal, Bobby said: “The party held a central committee meeting on Thursday where its members decided that, due to a lack of preparation, it would not be wise for the party chairman to participate in the polls.”

“Since we do not have any more candidates left, I was forced to withdraw my candidacy,” he added.