Khorshed Alam Sujan, vice president of port city unit Awami League, has been made administrator of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).
Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam confirmed about the appointment at Secretariat on Tuesday (August 04).
Chattogram municipality was declared a city corporation in 1990 with Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury appointed the first mayor by the government followed by Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin.
In 1994, AL leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury became the first elected city mayor. He was re-elected in 2000 and in 2005.
Later, BNP's Manjur Alam Manju won the mayoral race in 2010, defeating Mohiuddin.
After his term, the mayoral post went back to Awami League as AJM Nasir Uddin won the polls on April 28, 2015.
According to the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009, the election to any city corporation should be held within the last 180 days of its five-year tenure that starts with the first meeting of the corporation.
Earlier on March 21, the Election Commission suspended the scheduled March 29 elections with a gazette notification due to the coronavirus pandemic.
BDST: 1402 HRS, AUG 04, 2020