Awami League not worried about voter turnout in national elections: Obaidul Quader
Own correspondent, Dhaka, 4 December 2023: Awami League is not worried about voter turnout in the national elections. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that voters will resist those who come to obstruct this election.
He said these things in a briefing at the political office of the Awami League president in Dhanmondi of the capital on Monday.
Awami League General Secretary said, "Voters cannot be prevented from coming to the polling stations by vandalism. Foreign friends have also understood that the peaceful atmosphere of elections in Bangladesh prevails."
He said, "BNP is boycotting this election by decision. They are not coming to the election voluntarily. Why should I force them to participate in the election? And Awami League has come to the election following the constitution."
Obaidul Quader said, "Awami League will not be biased if the candidates whose nominations of Awami League are canceled do not survive the appeal."
He also said, "Awami League is committed to transfer power to another elected government."
Regarding seat distribution with 14 parties, Obaidul Quader said that Awami League has no objection to nominate those who are reasonable, winable in the election, even if they are part of the alliance. "Democracy is not done justice if only nomination is given for the sake of coalition."
Stating that Awami League's rally on December 10 is not a rally against BNP, he said, "I have written to the Election Commission to hold a rally on the occasion of Human Rights Day on December 10. Observing Human Rights Day is a democratic right."
Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, organizing secretary BM Mozammel Haque, Mirza Azam, Sujit Roy Nandi and other central Awami League leaders were present.