Barishal: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday rejected the nomination paper of Awami League’s International Affairs Secretary Dr Shammi Ahmed for Barishal-4 constituency over having dual citizen-ship.
Barishal Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam, who is also the returning officer of the district, made the announcement after the second day’s hearing at the district administration conference room on Monday afternoon.
He said according to the Representation of the People Order, 1972, dual citizenship is unacceptable to be a candidate for the post of a Member of Parliament. Awami League candidate Dr Shammi’s nomination paper has been cancelled as she has dual citizenship.
The returning officer said 10 aspirants out of 55 lost their candidacy for different reasons.