Three city corporation polls considerably good: CEC


DHAKA, July 30, 2018 (BSS)- Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Khan Mohammad Nurul Huda today expressed his satisfaction over the overall situation of the three city corporation polls and said the elections were considerably good.

“Some irregularities were held in the Barishal City Corporation polls while the rest of the city corporation polls were held peacefully,” said the EC.

The EC gave his reaction on the three city corporation polls at Election Commission office at Agargaon this afternoon.

Peaceful elections were held at all 138 poll centers in Rajshahi, he said, adding that polls at all the 134 centers excepting two were fair in Sylhet.

In Barishal, election has been postponed at one polling centre out of 123 centers while the results of 15 more polling centres have also been withheld due to sporadic incidents.

The election results have been postponed on the basis of information received from the returning officers, said the CEC.

Replying to a query on boycott of election by the BNP nominated mayoral candidate in Rajshahi, the CEC said there were no irregularities in Rajshahi City polls.

“We do not expect any irregularity in the city corporation polls…the information coming from the presiding officers is quite acceptable to us,” he added.

Secretary of the EC secretariat Helaluddin Ahmed was present.