Independent candidate Mohammad Faku wins Nageshwari mayoral post
Independent candidate Mohammad Hossain Faku has won Kurigram's Nageshwari municipality mayor's post.
The election was held on Saturday. The vote casting began at 9:00am at 22 centres and continued till 4:00pm without any break.
Five candidates contested for the mayoral seat while 43 candidates for the seats of councilors of nine wards and 12 for reserved seats of female councilors.
Mohammad Faku won the mayoral seat getting 11,974 votes while Jatiya Party-backed Abdur Rahman got 9,307, Islami Andolan Bangladesh-backed Rafiqul Islam bagged 6,871, Awami League-backed candidate Farhad Hossain Dhalu 5,726, and BNP-nominated candidate Shaidul Islam 809 votes respectively.