Election Commissioner Begum Kabita Khanam on Wednesday underscored the need for holding free, fair and credible Union Parishad (UP) election across the country.
"The EC is fully determined for holding an acceptable and fair UP election and will do whatever is necessary to make the election more acceptable," She said while addressing a training workshop for the polling officials as chief guest.
Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Khayer, Gaibandha District Election Officer Abdul Mottalib and Upazila Nirbahi Officer(UNO) Roksana Begum spoke at the event as special guests while Deputy Commissioner (DC) Aliur Rahman presided over the function.
Sadullapur Upazila Administration and Upazila Election Office jointly organized the training workshop.
In order to hold a free, fair and acceptable UP election, the officials and employees of the government must perform their election duties with utmost honesty and sincerity, she added.
The commissioner also called upon the officials including DC, SP and election officials to work sincerely without any criticism for the sake of holding a free, fair and neutral election.
She also urged the candidates who will contest the UP election to be impartial irrespective of party affiliation.
Elections would be held in eight unions of the upazila on January 31 through Electric Voting Machines (EVM).