Former Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) commissioner Md Shahabuddin Chuppu on Sunday (Feb 12) submitted his nomination as the ruling Awami League candidate for the upcoming presidential polls on February 19.
Earlier in the day, the party nominated him as its presidential candidate.
A delegation of the party led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader submitted the nomination paper to the Election Commission secretariat this morning.
Freedom fighter Shahabuddin Chuppu is the AL’s advisory council member.
Aspirants for the Presidential election will have to submit their nomination papers to Election Commission (EC) today.
Scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on February 13 from 10 am, while nomination papers can be withdrawn till 4pm on February 14.
On February 19, the 22nd Presidential election will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) complex.
The President may hold office for five years from the date of assumption of office.
Incumbent President M Abdul Hamid assumed office on April 24, 2018. Accordingly, his five-year tenure will end on April 23, 2023.
According to the country's Constitution, members of parliament are voters in the Presidential election.
Awami League has the absolute majority in the current parliament.
In that case, there is no possibility of any party other than the Awami League to give a candidate to the presidential polls.
If there is one candidate for the presidency, the election will not require a meeting or voting in parliament.
BDST: 1202 HRS, FEB 12, 2023