Hadi Akhundi’s son says he wants to be president
A 23-year-old politician in the country’s north is looking for the title of the countrys first Muslim president, saying his father was a “true patriot”.
Hadi Akhad was the first president of the Muslim League in Bangladesh, which was formed in the aftermath of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and became Bangladesh’s first democratic party in 1992.
He served as the deputy prime minister for 15 years and the prime minister until 2015, when he was forced to resign in a corruption scandal.
Hadi was elected on his own in a landslide on May 31, 2017.
The son of former prime minister Abdul Aziz, Hadi has also said he wants the title as the country becomes more secular.
“The future is open for me to lead the country in a new direction,” he told the BBC on Thursday.HADI HAS BEEN A MAJOR PARTY OFFICIAL FOR TWO DECADESThe younger Akhad, who is not allowed to speak publicly, said he was happy that his father would be the next president.
“My father was always a leader of people and a real patriot, he was a true patriot.
I don’t think that the name of a party is important,” he said.
“It is important for the people who are interested to know about the political parties that exist in the Muslim community.”