The newly elected general secretary of the ruling
Awami League, Syed Ashraful Islam, on Saturday said that a full committee of
the party would be announced shortly and that the party president Sheikh Hasina
had already prepared a draft committee.
Ashraf, also the LGRD and cooperatives minister,
made the assurance to a crowd of several hundred party leaders and activists
who went to his official residence at Hare Road to greet him on his being
elected the general secretary of the party.
Sheikh Hasina was re-elected unopposed the president
of the AL for a sixth term while Ashraf was elected general secretary
uncontested at the party’s 20th national council session on Friday.
The AL councillors who chose Hasina and Ashraf to
lead the party for next three years also mandated the party president to pick
party leaders for 45 posts in the 73-member central working committee.
Section 18 of the AL constitution states that the party president will nominate
26 members in consultation with presidium members and such nominations shall be
declared within 21 days after the conclusion of the council session.