Jatiya Party (JP) will be run under the directive of its chairman HM Ershad until his death.
JP acting chairman GM Quader said, “The party will be run under the directive of its chairman HM Ershad until his death.”He was giving his first reaction after being appointed as JP acting chairman at a press conference at party chairman HM Ershad’s Banani office in the capital on Sunday morning.
“Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad is unable to run the party activities due to his physical illness. As a result, party activities have slowed down. So, the party chairman has given me the responsibility of the party as its acting chairman,” GM Quader said.
He said that HM Ershad had appointed him as the chairman of the party in his (Ershad’s) absence at a press conference in the capital on Saturday night. “He has done this so that no confusion is created inside the party.”
“The expectations of party leaders and activists have been fulfilled through the announcement. HM Ershad is our leader and Jatiya Party will be run under his directives until his death,” he said.
“Now, it is a challenging task for the party to hold its national council session,” the JP acting chairman said. “We have to do a massive work to this end. We shall work together to strengthen the party and keep it united.”
He mentioned that many senior leaders of the party already greeted him over phone after his appointment as the acting chairman party, He hoped that all of the party leaders would work with him unitedly.On Saturday morning, ailing HM Ershad, at an urgent press conference at his Baridhara residence in the capital, announced the name of his younger brother, GM Quader, as the acting chairman of Jatiya Party.
“As I’m physically ill, regular activities of the party chairman are being hampered to a great extent. So, I’ve appointed GM Quader, MP, as the acting chairman of the party to perform his duties until my further instructions. The decision will come into effect immediately,” he said.
Ershad also announced that GM Quader will become the chairman of the party in his absence. “I’m giving directive at all levels to extend all-out cooperation to him and take measures to this end,” he added.