Gazipur, May 22: Zayeda Khatun, an independent candidate for the mayoral post in the upcoming Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections and mother of the former mayor Jahangir Alam, has reached out to several foreign embassies, appealing for diplomatic observers to monitor the upcoming elections.
In her letter addressed to the ambassadors and high commissioners of the USA, UK, Germany, China, Saudi Arabia, and India, Zayeda emphasised the importance of ensuring a free, fair, credible, and participatory election in Gazipur.
The Business Standard has obtained a copy of the letter, which was reportedly received by the embassies on Sunday (21 May). The letters express Zayeda’s concerns regarding the fairness of the electoral process.
The mother of the former GCC mayor, recently ousted by the ruling Awami League, also requested army the army to oversee the polls.
Furthermore, Zayeda asserts that her independent candidacy with the “Table” symbol serves as a means to protest against the perceived injustice and establish the truth in support of her son.
Zayeda claimed that her polling agents are regularly facing various forms of harassment which violates the electoral laws and regulations.
The GCC election will be held on Thursday (25 May).