Chattogram AL gear up activities
CHATTOGRAM Jun 23: All three units and all other organisations of the Chattogram Awami League have now geared up their organisational activities after a long gap due to pandemic Covid-19.
Recently, the Secchasebak unit of City had reorganised its committee after a long 20 years. They had organised a two day conference in Chattogram. The triennial conference of Chattogram District North unit of Awami League was held on December 7 in 2019 after seven years. But the triennial conferences of Chattogram district South and City units had been postponed.
The conferences were scheduled to be held on December 8 and 9 in 2019 as per directive of the central committee of Awami League. The City unit conference had been postponed to hold it after the Chattogram City Corporation elections scheduled to be held in April 2020.
But the conference of Chattogram District South unit had been postponed as it had failed to hold the Upazila units conference in time.
Meanwhile, M A Salam, and Sheikh Ataur Rahman Ata have been elected President and the General Secretary respectively of the Chattogram District North unit. They were elected in an election of the Councillors of the unit of Awami League held at International Convention centre on December 7 in 2019.
A total of 352 councillors took part in the election of the triennial confenrence of the unit.
In the elections, M A Salam bagged 223 votes while ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury bagged 129 votes. In the General Secretary Post, Sheikh Ataur Rahman bagged 196 votes while Giasuddin bagged 154 votes. But the annual conference of Chattogram district North was held in 2005. The annual conference of the district units was scheduled to be held every three years as per constitution of the party. But the annual conference of Chattogram district North and the City units were held in 2005 while while the South unit was held in 2014 last.
As a result, the date of all three district units of Chattogram AL had expired earlier. So, formation of the new committees of all three units is inevitable as per constitution.
When contacted, Khurshed Alam Sujan, Vice President of City unit and former Adminstrator of Cahttogram City Corporation told the Daily Observer that the conferences of all 41 wards of the city units would be held by November next.
He said, "The confrences were held in only 14 wards in December in 2019 last. But the conferences of the rest of the wards could not be held due to taking preparation for CCC elections." Sujan confirmed that all the city wards unit of the ruling party would be reorganised by November this year.
"Then with the directive of the central committee, the decision for holding conference of the City unit will be taken," Sujan said. He hoped that the conference of the City might be held at the beginning of 2022 next.
But the annual conference of Chattogram City unit was held in 2005 while while the Chattogram South unit was held in 2014 last. Late Mohiuddin Chowdhury was elected President and AJM Nasiruddin was elected as General Secretary of the City unit in the conference held in 2005 last. Then Mohiuddin Chowdhury died in 2017 last, Mahtabuddin
Chowdhury Vice President of the committee has been working as the Acting President of the unit.