Awami League candidate Moslem Uddin Ahmed has won the by-polls to Chattogram-8 amidst low turnout
Awami League candidate Moslem Uddin Ahmed has won the by-polls to Chattogram-8 amidst low turnout.
He has bagged 87,246 votes while his nearest competitor Abu Sufian of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) received 17,935 votes.
Returning officer Mohammed Hasanuzzam announced the results of all 170 polling stations.
The constituency, which comprises five wards of Chittagong City Corporation and Boalkhali upazila, has 475,996 voters. Among them, 107,581 cast their votes – a turnout of around 23 percent.
BNP candidate Abu Sufian demanded a fresh election alleging irregularities including the occupying of polling centres during the polls.
He has been made confined in a polling station when he went to cast his vote, he alleged.
The Election Commission had declared the Chattogram-8 seat vacant after Moinuddin Khan Badal, the former Member of Parliament, died on November 7.
Seven candidates, including Moslem Uddin Ahmed and Abu Sufyan, had competed in the election.