Shahid Ullah wins Noakhali mayoral post for second time
Awami League (AL)-backed candidate Md Shahid Ullah Khan Sohel has won mayoral post in Noakhali municipality election for the second time.
The election was held on Sunday through Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) introduced in the municiplaity for the first time. The vote casting began at 8:00am at EVM booths under 34 centres and continued till 4:00pm without any break.
The total number of voters in the municipality are 75,726. Of them, 37,401 are male and 38,325 female.
Seven candidates contested for the mayoral seat while 63 candidates for the seats of councilors of nine wards and 14 for reserved seats of female councilors.
Shahid Ullah won the mayoral seat getting 26,408 votes while his nearest contender independent candidate Md Shahidul Islam bagged 8,628 votes.
Meanwhile, local leaders and activists of AL welcomed Shahid Ullah chanting party slogans soon after his victory.
In replying, he thanked to all for their cooperation and expressed his gratitude mentioning the names of some leaders and workers.