Saad Ershad wins father's seat
Published: 05 Oct 2019 Updated: 06 Oct 2019
Jatiya Party (JP)-nominated candidate Ershad's son Rahgir Almahi Saad Ershad was unofficially declared victorious in Rangpur-3 by-polls.Regional Election Officer and Returning Officer (RO) for Rangpur-3 by-polls GM Sahatab Uddin announced the unofficial results at Police Hall control room at 7.18pm on Saturday.
“Rahgir Almahi Saad Ershad won the Rangpur-3 by-poll bagging 58,878 votes,” he said.
The EC official said nearest rival of Saad Ershad and BNP-nominated candidate Rita Rahman secured the second position bagging 16,947 votes with her party symbol Sheaf of Paddy.
A total of six candidates contested in by-polls in Rangpur-3 seat.
The seat became vacant following death of Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangshad and Party Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad on July 14 last.
The other contestants in Rangpur-3 by-poll, including independent candidate Hossain Mokbul Shahriar Asif got 14,984 votes with his symbol Motor Car, Gano Front candidate Muhammad Shahidullah bagged 1,662 votes with the symbol Fish, Khelafat Majlish candidate Tauhidur Rahman Mandal Raju got 924 votes with the symbol Wall Clock and National People Party candidate Shafiul Alam bagged 611 votes with the symbol Mango.
“A total of 94,006 voters exercised their franchise in Rangpur-3 by-polls today against four lakh 41 thousand and 224 eligible voters and the rate of casting votes stands at 22.86 percent in the by-election,” he said.
“Not a single vote was cancelled as a result of using electronic voting achiness (EVMs) at all 1,023 booths in all 175 polling centres of the constituency” the returning officer added.
Awami League (AL) earlier withdrew its candidature for the polls giving support to the candidate of Jatiya Party, a major partner of the AL-led grand alliance.