Dhaka, May 21 -- The commission may have to appeal to President Abdul Hamid to raise the matter with the Supreme Court for an exception, he said on Wednesday after the launch of an online training programme on NID services and card management system.

The Chattogram City Corporation election along with the by-elections to Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 was set to go ahead in March but were later postponed until April.

The commission also had to contend with the 90-day deadline to hold the elections to two more seats - Pabna-4 and Dhaka-5 - which fell vacant after the deaths of its incumbents Shamsur Rahman Sharif Dilu on Apr 2 and Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6, respectively.

Section 123 of the Constitution states that an election to fill the s...