Dhaka: General Secretary of Awami League and Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader commented that democracy has won in Gazipur City Corporation elections.
He made this comment in the speech of the chief guest at the protest rally organized by Dhaka Metropolitan South Awami League Awami League on Friday (May 26).
He also congratulated the newly elected mayor of Gazipur. This protest rally was organized in front of the central office of Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue to protest against the ‘threat to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’. In the beginning, the general secretary of Awami League said that people want to know what the statement of Awami League is about Gazipur City Corporation election. I am starting with this first.
He said that the people of the country were more happy than they would have been if the Awami League candidate had won the election in Gazipur for the impartial, free and fair election. A fair election was held. Awami League could not force its own candidate to win.
He also said that Sheikh Hasina talked about transparent, impartial, free and fair elections, fair elections were held in Gazipur, which was praised all over the country and abroad. I thank the Election Commission for that. Thanks to the people of Gazipur, congratulations to the winning candidate.
Quader said, I want to say clearly today, one thing is clear in the elections – the lies that Mirza Fakhrul and BNP leaders have told about the elections, that this government cannot and will not hold neutral, free and fair elections, it has been proven false in Gazipur.
He said that the promise of Sheikh Hasina has been fulfilled to the letter. Free, fair and impartial elections have been held. What is more important than whether Awami League has won or lost in the election is that democracy has won in yesterday’s election, democracy has won, we have won democracy.
He also said that everyone is applauding and praising the government and the Election Commission today. I want to say that the city elections held in Gazipur, Narayanganj, Comilla and Rangpur, the next four city elections and the national elections after that are equally free, fair and impartial.