NOAKHALI: Awami League (AL) nominated candidate Md Shahid Ullah Khan Sohel has won the mayoral post for the second time in Noakhali municipality election held on Sunday.
Shahid Ullah won the mayoral seat bagging 26,408 votes while his nearest contender independent candidate Md Shahidul Islam got 8,628 votes.
The total voters in the municipality are 75,726. Of them, 37,401 are male and 38,325 female.
Seven candidates contested for the mayoral seat while 63 candidates for the seats of councilors of nine wards and 14 for reserved seats of female councilors.
Meanwhile, local leaders and activists of AL welcomed Shahid Ullah chanting party slogans soon after his victory.
In replying, he thanked to all for their cooperation and expressed his gratitude mentioning the names of some leaders and workers.