BNP’s Sakhawat will accept ‘results of a fair election’
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-12-22 09:41:49.0 BdST Updated: 2016-12-22 11:06:46.0 BdST
Sakhawat Hossain Khan, BNP’s candidate for the city election in Narayanganj, has said he will accept the results if voting is ‘fair’.
He cast his ballot at Adarsha High School and College soon after polls opened in the river port city at 8am.
“The situation I have witnessed is satisfactory. I have not heard of any unpleasant incident so far. I'll wait until the results are announced and accept the results of a fair election.”
He however said security was not adequate in the centre where he voted.
Law enforcers are ready to take all possible measures to ensure fairness in polls, the district’s Superintendent of Police Mainul Haque said during an earlier visit to the centre.
“We’ll win by a landslide if the election is fair. I have entered the race with the hope that everyone will be able to vote without fear.”
Awami League, the rival party, posted fears about the possibility of BNP quitting halfway through the race, like it did in the 2011 city election.
But Sakhawat has been saying that his aim was “to
win”, and not quit.
Sakhawat, talking to voters after voting on Thursday, said the Awami League-led government or the Election Commission should not “behave in a way” that could force the BNP to step out of the election.
Taimur Alam Khandaker, who had been endorsed by the BNP in the first election, greeted Sakhawat at the polling centre when the latter arrived there around 8:07am.
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