Speaking at the virtual press briefing, Supreme Court lawyer Shadeen Malik said that an investigation should be conducted through the Supreme Judicial Council into the irregularities, corruption and misconduct regarding the elections. They hoped that based on the investigations, the present election commission would be removed.

Executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Iftekharuzzaman, said the election commission in Bangladesh had more or less always been controversial. However, direct financial corruption hadn’t been noted in the past. He requested that alongside the president, the prime minister also take these matters into cognizance. He hoped that until the results of the investigation came in, the election commission would step aside from its responsibilities voluntarily.

Secretary of SHUJAN, Badiul Alam Majumdar, said they had brought about these allegations lawfully and in keeping with the constitution. It was necessary for the EC to step down on its own accord, he said.

Also taking part in the virtual press briefing were former caretaker government advisor M Hafizuddin Khan, local government expert Tofail Ahmed, Dhaka University’s law department professor Asif Nazrul, Professor CR Abrar and others.

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