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Shahid Ullah elected Noakhali mayor for 2nd time

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  • 18 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Shahid Ullah elected Noakhali mayor for 2nd time

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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 voting began at 8:00 am at Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) booths under 34 centres and continued till 4:00pm without any break. For the first time voters of the municipality exercised their franchise through EVM.

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.