Cancelling its previous nomination to a controversial candidate, the Awami League (AL) yesterday nominated its Sunamganj Sadar upazila unit General Secretary Mobarak Hossain as the chairman candidate in the upcoming upazila election.
On February 9, the party had nominated Khairul Huda Chopol, convener of Sunamganj Jubo League and president of Sunamganj Chambers of Commerce, as the candidate for the position. He submitted his nomination paper on February 11.
Khairul is an accused in a case filed on July 2, 2017 by Anti-Corruption Commission on charges of corruption and purposeful mismanagement in levee construction in Sunamganj.
Barrister M Anamul Kabir Emon, general secretary of AL's Sunamganj district unit, said, “Reconsidering several matters, the central committee of AL cancelled Kahirul Huda's nomination and nominated Mobarak Hossain as the candidate for Sunamganj Sadar upazila in the upcoming polls.”
The Daily Star on February 11 ran a report, headlined “AL nominates murder, graft accused in Sylhet”, covering upazila election candidates with accusations of their involvement in various crimes.