Some 18 candidates have bought and submitted nomination forms of Awami League in Chittagong-16 (Banshkhali) constituency to participate in the upcoming 12th National Parliament election.
These candidates have bought and submitted the nomination forms of Awami League in this vacant seat of 3 lakhs 70 thousand voters consisting of 14 unions and 1 municipality. They include party leaders, politicians, academics and industrialists.
Salahuddin Shakib, member in charge of the Chittagong division of the Jatiya Sangsad election management committee, confirmed the matter on Wednesday morning.
The activists said that many of the people who have procured nomination forms are not involved in politics. They are not seen in the area. So want someone as a boatman who has always stood by the leaders and workers of trinamool Awami League and will continue to do so in the future.
The 18 nominees are- Upazila Awami League President and current Member of Parliament Alhaj Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Chittagong South District Awami League Vice President, Smart Group Director, Dainik Purbodesh Editor Mujibur Rahman CIP, South District Awami League influential member Abdullah Kabir Liton, Banshkhali Upazila Parishad Chairman and Chittagong South District Awami Swechasebak League General Secretary Chowdhury Mohammad Ghalib Sadli, Chittagong South District Awami League Vice President Advocate Mujibur Haque Chowdhury, Chittagong South District Awami League Joint General Secretary Mosleh Uddin Mansoor, Chittagong South District Awami League Finance Secretary Shilpapati. Syedul Mostafa Chowdhury Raju, Chittagong South District Awami League Advisor and Tanti League Central Committee Vice President Professor Dr. M Alamgir Chowdhury, Chittagong South District Awami League Member and Awami Swechasebak League Central Executive Committee Vice President Dr. Zamir Uddin Sikdar, Chittagong South District Member of Awami League and Principal of Omargani MES College ANM Sarwar Alam, Advisor Educationist of Chittagong South District Awami League Mujibur Rahman, Former Convenor of Mahanagar Swachhasebak League and Former General Secretary of Chittagong District Bar Association, Justice Borhan Uddin's younger brother Advocate AHM Zia Uddin, 21 August Grenade Attack Case Investigation Officer, Banshkhali Coastal Degree College Governing Board President Major (Retd) Engineer Samshuddin Ahmed Chowdhury Shams, Chittagong Chittagong South District Awami League Former Joint General Secretary Saifuddin Ahmed Ravi, Banshkhali Upazila Khatak Dalal Nirmul Committee President, Tax Lawyer Lion Shekhar Dutta, Chittagong Metropolitan Jubo Mahila League joint convener Najma Akhtar Mita, Abu Nasher, Arif ul Haque.
Salahuddin Shakib, member in charge of the Chittagong Division of the National Assembly Election Management Committee, said that 18 candidates in Chittagong-16 (Banshkhali) constituency bought and submitted nomination forms of Awami League after a few days of great enthusiasm. Many of them are heavyweight and popular candidates.