8 nomination papers valid
Candidacy of eight persons who filed nomination papers to contest in the mayoral election of Golapganj Pourasabha was found to be valid after scrutiny by the Election Commision (EC) officials here yesterday.
The candidates are incumbent chairman Zakaria Ahmed Paplu, also organising secretary of Upazila Awami League (AL), Sirajul Jabbar Chowdhury, former administrator of the pourasabha, also joint secretary of Upazila AL, Fazlur Rahman, former Sadar Union Parisad chairman, Moshiqur Rahman Mohi, general secretary of Poura BNP, Mamunul Islam Mamun, vice-president of Upazila Jatiya Party, Alekuzzaman Alek, president of Upazila Juba Dal and expatriates Aminul Islam Rabel and Haji Abul Hossain.
Meanwhile, 49 candidates will contest for councillorship in nine wards. Fourteen of them will contest for three reserved seats of women.