08:04 PM, December 21, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:09 PM, December 21, 2018

Oikyafront vows not to give in on voting day

Main opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront leaders today asserted that they would not give in to any obstacles on the polling day.

“Your one vote will ensure Khaleda Zia’s release. Keep this in mind and go to vote, along with your neighbours on voting day,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, a top leader of Oikyafront, said.

Fakhrul, also secretary general of the BNP, also urged the voters not to leave the polling centres before the vote counting ends.

He was speaking at the rally of Oikyafront in Narayanganj. In the starting, the leaders introduced the candidate for Narayanganj-5 constituency SM Akram and sought vote for him.

Urging all to keep alert on vote rigging, Fakhrul said: “They are expert on vote stealing. We have heard that the ballot boxes would be stuffed the night before the election. So, you have to guard the polling stations from night before the election day.”

Urging the law enforcers and administration to carry out their duties neutrally, Fakhrul said: “You are oath-bound to work neutrally. The nation expects that you will be the people and protect peoples’ interests.”

Terming the Election Commission “helpless”, he said: “I want to urge the Election Commission to carry out their constitutional responsibility”.

“Take steps to hold a free and fair election otherwise step down. People of the country will not accept any unjust,” he said.

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