The Victory of Democracy: Obaidul Quader
congratulates the newly elected JCC Mayor
Although the candidate of Awami League, who contested the recently concluded Gazipur City Corporation election, was defeated, the general secretary of the party, Obaidul Quader, believes that democracy has triumphed. He congratulated the winning independent candidate, Jayeda Khatoon.
On Friday evening, in a gathering in front of Awami League's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue, Obaidul Quader made these remarks.
Yesterday, on Thursday (May 25), the largest city corporation election in the country took place in Gazipur. In this election, Awami League's boat symbol candidate, Ajmat Ullah Khan, was defeated by a margin of more than 16,000 votes.
The victorious independent candidate, Jayeda Khatoon, is the mother of former mayor Jahangir Alam. Recently, Jahangir has been expelled from Awami League permanently. In 2018, she was elected as a councilor on a boat symbol ticket.
However, in 2021, she was expelled from the party on allegations of criticism against Bangabandhu and the Liberation War, and she was also removed from the position of mayor.
Awami League's general secretary, Obaidul Quader, claimed that democracy has won in Gazipur's election and said, "This proves that under the current government, fair, impartial, and credible elections are possible."
The general secretary of the Awami League stated, "In the Gazipur City election, when the mayoral candidate of Awami League emerged victorious, the people of the country were not just happy, they were even happier because it was a free and fair election.
I express my gratitude to the Election Commission for this and extend my thanks to the people, as well as congratulate the winning candidate."
He criticized the opposition party, saying, "BNP has been falsely claiming all this time that under this government, it is not possible to have uninterrupted, fair, and impartial elections. That falsehood has been proven wrong. Sheikh Hasina has fulfilled her promise.
Whether the Awami League candidate wins or loses is not the main issue; the important thing is that democracy has triumphed."