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NCC polls held peacefully, thanks to all: CEC

NARAYANGANJ, Dec 23, 2016 (BSS) - Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed yesterday conveyed his heartfelt thanks to all concerned as the election to Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) was held in a free, fair and credible manner.

"The polls were held peacefully which was possible due to the cooperation of mainly the candidates and their supporters . . . Thanks to all," the CEC told journalists at a press briefing at his election commission secretariat here.

He said the Election Commission earlier took all necessary measures to ensure a credible NCC polls ensuring intensified security vigil.

"The election was held without any untoward incident," he said.

He, however, said three people were fined Taka 8,000 each for violating the electoral laws during the polls.

Ahmed also thanked the members of the law enforcement agencies, election observers and newsmen for their supports in staging the polls.

He said around 9500 law enforcers were deployed in the electoral area to avoid any untoward incident while nine high officials of the commission were sent to the scene to oversee the polls.

The CEC said security vigil will be there in the electoral area until Friday to maintain law and order.

Ahmed said he expect that all contenders and their supporters would accept the polls results as the counting was u underway.

Election Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Mobarrak, Mohammad Abu Hafiz, Brigadier General (Retd) M Jabed Ali and secretary of the EC Secretariat Mohammad Abdullah, among others, were present at the press conference.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)