AL picks Atiqul for DNCC mayoral race

AL picks Atiqul for DNCC mayoral race

Dhaka, Jan 16 (Just News): Awami League has picked Atiqul Islam as the party's candidate in the upcoming by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor post.

Awami League Local Government Parliamentary Board endorsed Atiqul at a meeting held on Tuesday night with party president Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said AL general secretary Obaidul Quader.

Atiqul is a former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

The mayoral post of the DNCC remained vacant since the demise of Annisul Huq on 30 November last.

Annisul had been elected the DNCC mayor contesting the DNCC election held on 28 April, 2015 with Awami League ticket.

According to the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009, the Election Commission has a legal obligation to complete the by-election within 90 days.