Four upazila chairman candidates from the ruling Awami League are set to be elected uncontested as they have no rivals.
Two vice chairman aspirants and an equal number of female vice chairman contenders in four other upazilas also have no competitors in the coming polls, Election Commission officials said yesterday, which was the last day for filing the nomination papers.
A total of 87 upazilas will go to polls on March 10 in the first phase of upazila elections.
Milton Chandra Roy, assistant returning officer in Joypurhat, said only AL candidate SM Solaiman Ali submitted nomination papers for Joypurhat Sadar.
Jamalpur district election officer Mokhlesur Rahman said for Melandaha, Sarishabari and Madarganj upazilas, nomination papers were filed only by AL candidates Kamruzzaman, Gias Uddin Pathan and Obaidur Rahman respectively.
EC officials said these four would be elected unopposed if the papers were found valid through scrutiny.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature for the polls is February 19.
EC sources said there was only one vice chairman candidate each for Sirajaganj's Shahjadpur and Ullapara upazilas and one female vice chairman candidates each for Shahjadpur and Rajshahi's Godagari upazilas.
As many as 286 chairman aspirants submitted nomination papers while 487 and 315 candidates filed theirs for the posts of vice chairman and female vice chairman.
The country's fifth upazila polls will be held in 480 out of the 492 upazilas in five phases between March and June. The rest of the upazilas either involve legal complications or have not completed their tenure.
The EC has so far announced schedule for the first two phases.
Election to 129 upazilas will be held on March 18 in the second phase.
The EC is planning to hold the third phase on March 24, the fourth on March 31 and the fifth on June 18.