Rubana Huq led panel sweeps BGMEA polls. Photo: Collected.
In the Bangladesh Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association (BGMEA) polls the Sammilita Forum led by Rubana Huq has won all the 35 posts of directors. Rubana Huq is the Managing Director of Mohammadi Group and wife of late mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Annisul Huq.
The voting took place at BGMEA bhaban at Karwan Bazar area in the capital from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday. After the voting BGMEA election conducting board declared the result.
After the voting one of the board members Barrister Nuhad Kabir said, voting was completed in a fair and peaceful manner. 1492 votes were cast out of 1956 voters and of those 99 votes were cancelled. Voting rate is 76.27 percent.
The winner directors are-Rubana Haque, SM Mannan, Faisal Samad, Mohammad Nasir, Asif Ibrahim, Arshad Jamal, MA Rahim, KM Rafiqul Islam, Shahidul Haque, Mashiul Azam, Inamul Haque Khan, Masud Kader, Iqbal Hamid Koraishi, Nasir Uddin, Kamal Uddin, Sajjadur Rahman Mridha, Rezwan Selim, Munir Hossain, AKM Badiul Alam, Miran Ali, Abdul Momen, Mosharraf Hossain Dhali, Shihab Uddoza Chowdhury, Mahiuddin Rubel, Sharif Jahir and Nazrul Islam.
The winner under this panel from Chattogram region- Abdus Salam, AM Chowdhury, AM Mahbub Chowdhury, Enamul Aziz Chowdhury, Mohammad Atiq, Khondoker Belayet Hossain, Anjan Shekhar Das, Mohammad Musa and Meraj-e-Mostafa.
In the biennial election for 2019-21 tenure 53 candidates took part in the election for 35 director posts. The voting was held for 26 posts as 9 candidates from Chattogram were elected uncontested. There 44 candidates competed. Of them 26 from Sammilita Forum, 17 from Swadhinata Parishad and one independent candidates.
According to BGMEA election conducting board, the elected directors will elect president, senior vice president and vice president through votes on April 18. Later the existing committee will hand over responsibility to the new elected BGMEA committee on April 21.
Swadhinata Parishad panel led by Design and Source Managing Director Jahangir Alam was the lone competitor of Sammilita Forum in the election.