EC cancels Shafin’s nomination in DNCC by-election; five including Atiqul’s valid
The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the nomination paper of Jatiya Party’s candidate and band singer Shafin Ahmed in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election.
After scrutiny of nomination papers on Saturday his nomination paper was cancelled over allegation of loan default.
But the EC declared nomination papers of five persons as valid including Awami League nominated candidate Md. Atiqul Islam.
Assistant Returning Officer Nazrul Islam said that Shafin’s nomination paper was cancelled as he is a loan defaulter.
Shafin Ahmed submitted his nomination paper for the post of mayor in DNCC by-election last Wednesday (January 30).
Shafin Ahmed, lead vocal of band Miles stepped in to the field of politics last year after declaring his participation in the mayoral election suddenly. After the death of DNCC mayor Annisul Huq last year the EC announced schedule for the by-election and then Shafin Ahmed declared him as a candidate for the post of mayor under Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM). But later he changed the party and joined Jatiya Party.
In the DNCC by-election the valid candidates are- Md. Atiqul Islam of Awami League, Boby Hajjaj of Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM), Md. Anisur Rahman Dewan of National Peoples’ Party (NPP), Shahin Khan of Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and Mohammad Abdur Rahim as an independent candidate.