A third recount is being sought in the heavily contested 2nd Ward election that was decided by a single vote following two recounts.
Incumbent Shahin Khalique fended off a challenge from his arch rival former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman by a razor thin margin of eight votes in the City Council ward elections.
Councilman Shahin Khalique did not want state troopers to charge him with the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) when he was pulled over for drunk driving. He told state troopers, “Please don’t give me no DWI, boss.”
Former longtime councilman Aslon Goow has put his support behind incumbent Shahin Khalique on Friday afternoon.
Councilman Shahin Khalique, who has styled himself as a responsible municipal lawmaker, was driving a vehicle in Totowa with registration and insurance that expired a year ago.