AL collects nomination for Hamid’s presidential candidate

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Dhaka, Feb 02: The ruling Awami League (AL) on Friday collected the party’s nomination paper on behalf of President Abdul Hamid to run the presidency for his another term.

A team of the AL parliamentary members led by Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip ASM Feroz went to the Election Commission (EC) office at Agargaon in Dhaka and collected the nomination paper this morning.

Asaduzzaman Arju, joint secretary (media and publications) of the EC, confirmed the matter.

If any other political party that has representation in the parliament does not nominate any candidate, Hamid will be elected unopposed in the elections, Asaduzzaman said.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally conveyed President Hamid of her party’s nomination to him to run the presidency for another term.

On January 31, the AL Parliamentary Board made the decision at a meeting at the Gono Bhaban with party President Sheikh Hasina in the chair.