The Awami League (AL) has picked the party's Cumilla city unit general secretary Arfanul Haque Rifat as its mayoral candidate for the upcoming Cumilla City Corporation elections slated for June 15, reports BSS.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Awami League's Local Government Public Representative Nomination Board at Ganabhaban Saturday evening.
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.
Rifat was among 14 party leaders seeking the party's support to fight Monirul Haque Sakku, the two-time mayor of Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) who will contest the polls as an independent candidate.
AL lawmaker from Cumilla sadar constituency AKM Bahauddin Bahar confirmed the information to the agency.
Apart from Cumilla City Corporation elections, AL announced its candidates for elections to three upazila parishads, six municipalities and 138 union parishads in eighth phase.
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