The Awami League has nominated Md Atiqul Islam, former president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), as mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s nomination board at the Awami League president’s official residence on Tuesday night.
According to the schedule, by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation will be held on February 26 and last date for submitting nominations is January 18. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 21 and 22, and the last date for withdrawal is January 29.
The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant after the death of Annisul Huq on November 30 last year.