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Shahid voices endorsement for Ibu's candidancy

Nafaahath Ibrahim
29 June 2018, MVT 21:16
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and MP Abdulla Shahid (R) attending a joint opposition gathering. PHOTO/ NISHAN ALI
Nafaahath Ibrahim
29 June 2018, MVT 21:16

Following former President and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Leader Mohamed Nasheed's candidacy withdrawal, former Parliament Speaker MP Abdulla Shahid announces his support for MDP Parliamentary Group (PG) leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu).

Soon after news of Nasheed's withdrawal, MP Shahid tweeted stating that, in the interest of maintaining unity within the party, he has decided to trust Ibu with MDP's candidacy.

"As (Former) President Nasheed has forfeit the MDP Presidential Candidacy Ticket, In the interest of protecting party unity within MDP, I have decided to offer my support to @ibusolih, to be the Presidential Candidate." IMAGE: TWITTER / @abdulla_shahid

It is highly speculated that Ibu will be offered MDP's candidacy ticket following discussions within the party's congress.

A formal statement will be made regarding the issue after the congress.

Nasheed confirmed his decision via a WhatsApp group shared between the joint opposition parliamentary group. He has been recieving praise from his supporters who dub his actions as yet another heroic step-down in the name of his country.

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