Former Barishal mayor Sadiq Abdullah sued over irregularities
A case has been filed against former Barishal city corporation mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah for occupying the post of president of the Barishal Club illegally and refusing to quit.
Mofizur Rahman Chowdhury, a member of the club, filed the case in Barishal Senior Assistant Judge Court yesterday, said his lawyer Azad Rahman.
Judge Md Hasibul Hasan took the case into cognisance and kept it for the next order, he added.
According to the case statement, Barishal Club's annual general meetings are held in every two years according to Article 32 of the club's constitution. In the meeting, the president and 10 directors are elected by the members.
To be elected to the post of club president, the term of membership must be of 10 years. The current president of the club, Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah became a member on August 20, 2016.
However, Sadiq Abdullah took over the post of president on March 8, 2019, violating the constitution of the club.
Besides, he arranged two rooms in the club for the chief executive officer of Barishal City Corporation.
According to the case statement, the mayor also did not pay a huge amount of the cafeteria bill, and the club members are bearing this burden.
Mofizur Rahman Chowdhury alleged that Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah did various activities against the club's interests.
"Sadiq Abdullah was requested several times to refrain from illegal activities and to resign. But on July 7, he said that he will not step down from the post," he said.