Newly-elected DNCC mayor, councillors take oath

The newly-elected mayor and councillors of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) were sworn-in at a function at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here this morning.

The newly elected councillors of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) also took oath at the same function. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath of office to DNCC Mayor
Atiqul Islam, while 26 councillors of the DNCC and 24 councillors of the DSCC took oath from LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam. Local Government Division Secretary SM Golam Faruk conducted the oath-taking ceremony. The by-election to the mayoral post of the DNCC and the post of general councillors and reserved seats councillors in 36 wards added newly to the DNCC and DSCC were held on February 28 last. Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam was elected DNCC mayor in the by- election. He secured 8,39,302 votes with ‘Boat’ symbol while his nearest contestant Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party bagged 52,429 votes with ‘plough’ symbol.