Zayeda Khatun, a prominent figure in the political landscape of Gazipur, has recently caught the eye as she takes the lead in the mayoral race. Known as the mother of Zahangir Alam, a former ruling party leader who was expelled, Zayeda has emerged as a strong contender in the closely watched election. She is the current mayor winner of Gazipur City Corporation.
|Age||68/70 years old|
|Place of birth||Gazipur, Bangladesh|
Early results indicate that Zayeda received an impressive 16,203 votes in 30 out of 480 centers, positioning her as a favorite. His closest competitor, Azmat Ullah Khan of the Awami League, garnered 14,117 votes, showing a close contest between the candidates. Sarker Shahnoor Islam Rony, a BNP supporter who defied the party’s decision to avoid elections under the current government, managed to win 1,301 votes.
Throughout the day, the election was faced with certain challenges, such as reports of agents being expelled from the centers, the presence of unauthorized individuals in the voting rooms, technical problems with the CCTV cameras and slow operation of electronic voting machines in some places. The Election Commission quickly addressed these issues to ensure a fair and transparent process. Although a few arrests were made for interfering in the voting process, there were no reports of voter coercion or influence.
Gazipur Municipality Election
In addition to the post of mayor, the third ballot of the city of Gazipur also includes the election of 57 councilors and 19 councilors for reserved seats. In total, more than 330 candidates competed for various councilor positions, making it a very competitive race.
After the conclusion of the vote, Azmat expressed his optimism that the race would win, describing the atmosphere of the vote as celebratory. Zayeda, the mayoral candidate who entered the race in place of her son Zahangir, praised the general electoral environment. However, Zahangir himself alleged that voters were being pressured to support the Awami League in some centers. Shahnoor, on the other hand, seemed satisfied after casting his vote, although he claimed his agents were intimidated.
As the mayoral race unfolds in Gazipur, Zayeda Khatun’s emergence as a strong contender highlights his determination and political acumen. With the election results yet to be finalized, the outcome of this closely watched race will shape the future of Gazipur and its leaders.