The by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held on Feb 26. The schedule of the election will be announced on Jan 9. The decision came on Thursday (Jan 4) at the Election Commission's meeting held with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair in the city's Nirbachan Bhaban. EC acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed briefed reporters after the meeting, local media reports said.
Besides, the elections for the councillor posts in the 36 new wards -- 18 of the DNCC and 18 of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) -- will be held on the same day.
The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on Nov 30 last.