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Cumilla city polls: Five mayor aspirants valid

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19th May, 2022 08:13:54 PM
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Five mayoral aspirants are declared valid to contest for Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) elections slated for June 15.

Shahedunnabi Chowdhury returning officer of the city corporation election have declared their candidacy valid after scrutinise the nomination papers on Thursday.

The five valid candidates are ruling party nominee Arfanul Haque Rifat, independent candidate and former CCC mayor Monirul Haque Sakku, Islami Andolan Bangladesh nominee Rashedul Islam, and independent candidates Nizam Uddin Kaiser and Kamrul Ahsan Babul. 

The candidature of Masud Parvez Khan Imran was declared invalid, said the RO to reporters. 

Shahedunnabi said the candidates whose nominations have been cancelled can appeal to the Chattogram divisional commissioner for the validity of their candidacy. 

The term of the present city corporation will end on 16 May. Under the law, voting for the next city corporation has to be held within 180 days of the term expiry of the present one.