The election commission has declared the candidature of Awami League candidate Shamim Haque from Faridpur-3 constituency as invalid due to his dual citizenship.
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal along with other Election Commissioners announced this verdict at Election Commission Building in Agargaon on Friday morning.
At the same time, the EC has declared the candidacy of outgoing City Mayor Sadiq Abdullah, the independent mayoral candidate of Barisal-5 seat, invalid due to his dual citizenship. EC has rejected the appeal of Salahuddin Ahmed of Cox’s Bazar-1 Awami League. As a result, his candidature remains cancelled.