President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih has stated that he is an MDP member and that he can only support MDP candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Speaking at a campaign event held on Wednesday night, the president said that he took part in the event to let the members of MDP know that he will be actively taking part in the campaign.
The president made this statement during a time, some candidates of other parties have been claiming that they have the support of the president. The president explained why he needs an MDP majority in the parliament. He claimed that the parliament can paralyze the whole government and hence the government should have a majority to fulfil the pledges of the government.
In addition, the president said that MDP is campaigning this time based on the experiences of the past elections.
Even though the president stated that the government should have the majority, when he was in the opposition, he advocated for an opposition-dominated parliament to keep the government in check.