Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Saturday said the Election Commission is worried over arson attacks on polling stations across the country ahead of Sunday’s national election.
“We along with the voters and the people of the country are worried over the destruction of different polling stations,” he said while inaugurating a media centre on the EC Secretariat premises.
The polling centers damaged partially are being prepared for the arrangement of voting, but the balloting arrangement will be shifted to other places from the centers that suffered extensive damage, the CEC added.
Replying to a query who will take the responsibility of the ongoing violence, Rakibuddin said, “You (media men) and people will judge who should take the responsibility of this violence. We all know when the violence exactly started.”
The CEC said the law-enforcement agencies are working to improve the situation.
Rakibuddin, however, decline to make any comment on whether the commission is happy with the January 5 election. “No comment in this regard right now. We’re trying to arrange a peaceful election. We hope the election will be peaceful.”
EC secretary Dr Mohammad Sadik delivered the welcome speech at the inauguration function.
The commission set up the huge media centre for journalists to facilitate their professional works over the January-5 parliamentary elections.
EC worries over arson attacks on polling centers