The returning officer of the elections Md Faridul Islam announced the result at Bongotaj Auditorium in Gazipur Zilla Parishad Bhabon on Thursday
Dipu Malakar

Independent mayoral candidate Zayeda Khatun has taken a lead of over16 thousand votes over Awami League’s Azmat Ullah Khan in Gazipur city corporation polls in 430 out of 480 centres.

The returning officer of the elections Md Faridul Islam announced the latest result at Bongotaj Auditorium in Gazipur Zilla Parishad Bhabon at around 1:00am on Friday.

In those 430 centres, Zayeda secured 218,273 votes while Azmat bagged 202,025 votes. 

According to the EC, there are a total 1,179,476 voters in Gazipur City Corporation: 592,762 male, 586,696 female and 18 transgender. With 57 general and 19 reserved wards, the city corporation has a total of 480 centres and 3,497 polling booths.

This time, 333 candidates are contesting in the polls; of them eight in mayoral posts, 79 in reserved councilor and 246 in councilor posts.