Newly-elected MCC mayor, councillors take oath

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DHAKA, May 27, 2019 (BSS) – The newly-elected mayor and councillors of
Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC) were sworn-in at a function at the Prime
Minister’s Office (PMO) here this morning.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath of office to MCC Mayor
Ekramul Haque Titu, while 44 councillors — 33 male councillors and 11 women
councillors — took oath from Local Government Minister Md Tazul Islam.

Local Government Division Senior Secretary SM Golam Faruk conducted the
oath-taking ceremony.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was present on the
dais.

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Deputy Opposition Leader in
Parliament Begum Raushon Ershad and PM’s Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury
were present, among others, at the function.

The first-ever election to the MCC was held on May 5 in a festive mood.

Awami League mayoral contender Ekramul Haque Titu was elected uncontested
as there was no rival candidate against him.

Some 242 candidates contested for the general councillor posts in 33
wards, while 70 women candidates vied for 11 reserved women councillor posts
in the polls.

The government upgraded Mymensingh to Bangladesh’s 12th city corporation
on Oct 15 of last year.