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Gaibandha-5 by-polls on January 4

07 December 2022

Staff Reporter :
The Gaibandha-5 by-polls is scheduled to be held on January 4 next year, Election Commission (EC) has said.
The voting will be held through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Election Commission secretary Jahangir Alam said at Nirbachan Bhaban, Agargaon in the capital on Tuesday.
All the polling centres will remain under the vigilance of CCTV cameras, he added.
The official also said: "After the recommendation from the probe body, the returning officer has been changed. Faridul Islam, from Dhaka region, has been appointed as the returning officer for Gaibandha by-polls now."
He said the candidates of the constituency would be able to launch their election campaigns from Tuesday. On October 12, the Election Commission suspended the by-polls for the Gaibandha-5 parliamentary seat amid widespread allegations of vote rigging and voter intimidation.
The Gaibandha-5 constituency comprises 10 unions of Saghata upazila and 7 unions of Phulchhari upazila.
Following the death of Fazle Rabbi Mia, MP and Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad, on July 23, the Gaibandha-5 seat fell vacant.
The candidates of the Gaibandha-5 by-polls are-Awami League candidate Mahmud Hasan Ripon, Jatiya Party candidate AHM Golam Shaheed Ranju, Bikalpa Dhara candidate Advocate Jahangir Alam, Independent candidate Nahiduzzaman Nishad and Syed Mahbubur Rahman.
A total of 3,39,743 people will cast votes in the polls.

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