The Election Commission has dismissed the nomination of eight councilor candidates in the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) polls for defaulting on loans.
The nomination of these candidates was dismissed after scrutinizing their papers yesterday.
Muhammad Hasanuzzaman, returning and regional election officer, said, "The nomination of eight general councilors were dismissed due Bangladesh Bank objecting their nomination during the selection process."
The dismissed nominees are - Hasan Munna, the loan guarantor, from ward number 38; Mohammad Tayyab, from ward number 19; Abdul Mannan, from ward number 7; Sohail Mahmud, from ward number 4; Saifullah Khan, from ward number 20; Hafizul Islam and Md Habibullah, from ward number 32.
The rest were declared loan defaulters for taking out multiple loans from various banks.
Additionally, two independent mayoral aspirants' nominations were rejected as the endorsement voter's signature of one of them did not match. The other mayoral aspirant was rejected as he is a voter of another ward.
The candidates will be able to appeal for the nominations again within the next three days.
On February 27, nine candidates for mayoral post and 278 candidates for councillor posts submitted their nomination papers to contest the CCC polls, scheduled for March 29.
Candidates can withdraw their nominations by March 8, and returning officers will allot electoral symbols on March 9.