Amir Hossain Amu named coordinator of Awami League-led 14-party

Amir Hossain Amu, a veteran member of the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League’s advisory council and former minister, has been made the coordinator and spokesperson of the AL-led 14-party alliance.

AL general secretary Obaidul Quader revealed the information through a virtual media briefing at his official residence in the capital on Wednesday.

He said that AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina took the decision after having discussions with the alliance partners.

He succeeds Awami League stalwart Mohammed Nasim who had been serving in the role until his death on Jun 12

The prime minister is hopeful that Amu’s long political experience, skills and wisdom will be put to good use in his new role, he added.

A leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League during the 1960s, Amu became a member of the provincial assembly from Barishal in the 1970 elections. After Bangladesh’s independence, he was elected to parliament on four occasions and is currently serving as MP from Jhalakathi-2 constituency.