Hasina given power to nominate presidential candidate
The Awami League Parliamentary Party has given power to AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to nominate the party's candidate for the presidential election.
AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader disclosed this after the meeting of ALPP held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban this evening.
Obaidul Quader said that in the meeting, he had proposed handing over the power to select the presidential candidate to Sheikh Hasina.
"It was unanimously accepted. Now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, our symbol of unity, will put an end to all speculations regarding finalising the presidential candidate," he added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Deputy Leader of the House Matia Chowdhury, Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury and Obaidul Quader addressed the meeting, insiders said.
AL candidates will submit their candidacy on February 12, the last day for submission of nomination papers for the presidential post.
The name of the party's candidate will not be revealed before this, meeting sources said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her speech at the meeting asked the parliamentarians to go to their areas and increase their communication with people.
She also said the development works are going on and will continue but AL leaders have to ask people for votes.