Obaidul Quader, the General Secretary of the Awami League, delivered a powerful message on Saturday, underlining the significance of Sheikh Hasina’s victory in the upcoming national election. Speaking at a food distribution event commemorating the 48th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Quader emphasized that the fate of Bangladesh is intertwined with the success of Sheikh Hasina.
Protecting the Nation’s Vulnerable
Quader firmly stated that Sheikh Hasina’s triumph is imperative to safeguard the welfare of the country’s impoverished population. He echoed the sentiment that there is no substitute for Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, posing the question: who could be a more adept prime minister for Bangladesh?
An Unwavering Stance Against Opposition
With conviction, Quader opposed the demands put forth by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for Sheikh Hasina’s resignation, a caretaker government, and the dissolution of parliament. He characterized the BNP as a party associated with terrorism, corruption, and violence, expressing concerns that they could erode the progress achieved by the Awami League should they regain power.
A Dire Warning
Quader’s address included a dire warning about the consequences of a BNP victory. He expressed apprehension that BNP’s ascendancy could lead to the erosion of the nation’s liberation war history and democratic values, potentially transforming Bangladesh into a scenario reminiscent of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Strong Voices Echo Support
The event, chaired by Dhaka North Awami League President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, featured key figures such as lawmaker Aga Khan Mintu, Organising Secretary of the party’s central committee Mirza Azam, and Dhaka North unit’s General Secretary SM Mannan Kochi. Their words resonated with the sentiment expressed by Quader, reinforcing the importance of Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in shaping Bangladesh’s future.
As the nation stands at a critical juncture, the message from the Awami League General Secretary serves as a reminder that the upcoming election holds far-reaching implications for Bangladesh’s trajectory. The choice made by the citizens will determine whether the country continues on its path of progress and stability under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership or faces the uncertainties outlined by Quader.