Nasir takes over as Chittagong mayor

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Newly elected Chittagong mayor AJM Nasir takes over charge as mayor at the city corporation office on Sunday. — Focusbangla photo

Newly elected Chittagong mayor AJM Nasir takes over charge as mayor at the city corporation office on Sunday. — Focusbangla photo

Newly elected Chittagong mayor ) AJM Nasir Uddin took over charge on Sunday.
As outgoing mayor Manjur Alam’s term expired on July 25, CCC mayor AJM Nasir Uddin took over officially around noon from acting mayor Mohammad Hossain at KB Abdus Sattar Conference Room in the City Corporation Building, reports United News of Bangladesh.
City Awami League adviser Ishaque Mia was present on the occasion.
However, four former mayors – Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury, Mir Mohamamd Nasir Uddin, ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury and M Manjurul Alam were not present at the programme although all of them were invited.
Earlier, Awami League-blessed candidate AJM Nasir Uddin was elected mayor of Chittagong City Corporation defeating his nearest rival pro-BNP mayoral contender Manjur Alam with a huge margin on April 28.
Manjur Alam, however, boycotted the election halfway through bringing allegations of huge vote rigging.
On May 6, AJM Nasir sworn-in as mayor but he could not took over as the term of the outgoing mayor did not end at that time. Manjur Alam’s tenure expired on July 25 last.
On April 30, the Election Commission officially declared Annisul Huq, Sayeed Khokon and AJM Nasir elected mayors of Dhaka north, Dhaka south and Chittagong city corporations respectively through publishing gazettes.
The elections to the three city corporations were held on April 28.

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