Former President Maumoon backs a candidate against MDP’s PG leader Aslam
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom has backed a candidate against the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) ‘s parliament group leader Mr.Mohammed Aslam in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Mr. Mohammed Aslam is the sitting MP of Hithadhoo North constituency and Mr.Ali Ibrahim will be running against him. Mr.Ali Ibrahim enjoys the former president’s backing.
Mr.Ali Ibrahim is a lawyer and an ex-soldier. He contested against MP Aslam in the 2014 elections as well. At the time he ran as a PPM candidate and lost the election.
Even though former President Maumoon is a key member of the ruling coalition, the leaders of the coalition decided to contest in the parliamentary elections separately after MDP decided to contest for 86 constituencies out of the total 87.
Earlier this week President Maumoon also announced that he is backing another candidate against his own son Mr.Ghassan Maumoon who will be contesting in the election on a PPM ticket. Mr.Ghassan is politically allied with former President Yameen who is now a political rival of former President Maumoon.