We are satisfied over election so far: EC Secretary
Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said, Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election is a local government election. Everybody’s attention is on this election. We are satisfied over the election so far conducted.
The EC Secretary said these to the newsmen at Election Commission office on Tuesday.
He said, voting suspended in the three centers out of 289 centers under KCC and voting took place in 286 centers in a peaceful manner.
Helaluddin said, we appointed 35 election observers during the election, through their telephones and other sources we are aware that peaceful voting took place in al the centers except three. The irregularities and sealed ballot papers that were shown in the media are from those three centers.
In response to the allegation of irregularities by BNP he said, a party can make allegation. We are looking into the matter through our officials. Vote casting took place in a fair and modest way. The allegation of forcing out BNP polling agents will be investigated. Law enforcing agencies, magistrates and our officials solved the problems on spot where irregularities took place.
The EC Secretary said, voting took place through Electronic Voting Machines in two centers of the 286. Result of those two centers has also come. Vote counting is going on in the rest centers.