The Election Commission (EC) is ready to hold the by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) within the next 90 days as the post fell vacant following the death of Annisul Huq.
The Commission will start the election process soon after the gazette is published by the Local Government Ministry declaring the mayoral post vacant, EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told reporters in the city’s Nirbachan Bhaban on Sunday.
DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq passed away at a hospital in London on Thursday last.
“The by-polls will be held within 90 days following the publication of gazette declaring the mayor post vacant. The Commission will begin the polls process after the Local Government Ministry publishes the gazette,” the EC Secretary said.
According to the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009, the Election Commission has also a legal obligation to complete the by-election within 90 days.
Annisul Huq was elected the DNCC mayor contesting the DNCC election held on April 28, 2015 with Awami League ticket.