Aware of the rigging in Tuesdays’ city polls, the United Nations has urged ‘competent authorities’ in Bangladesh to investigate all allegations of rigging.
“The secretary-general is aware of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s decision to boycott the Dhaka and Chittagong elections amid allegations of electoral fraud,” deputy spokesperson of the UN chief said during a briefing in New York on Tuesday.
The UN official informed the media that Ban Ki-moon appealed “to all parties to express their differences through peaceful means”.
The secretary-general was quoted to have reiterated his call on all political leaders to find a peaceful resolution to the current situation.
The United States and the UK have also called for proper investigation after numerous allegations of vote rigging surfaced during the polls.