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New presidential candidate submits application to enter electoral race

Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 20:33
Presidential candidate Hussain Nazeer. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
08 August 2018, MVT 20:33

Independent candidate Hussain Naseer, has submitted a candidacy application on Wednesday for the upcoming presidential elections.

The candidacy application filed by Hussain Naseer was confirmed by the EC.

According to commission member Ahmed Akram, the application obtained the number of signatures required by an independent candidate. He added that a decision will be made on his candidacy and announced whether is eligible or not within 48 hours.

The relatively unknown candidate proposes former Arabiyya School principal Sheikh Nasrulla Musthafa, to be his running mate.

Nasrulla was recently charged over a Hajj scam when he was accused of sending four people to Mecca without having made any arrangements for their accommodation or food. He was arrested in November regarding the case.

This makes Naseer and his running mate Nasrulla the second candidates to submit their application to the Elections Commission.

EC has revealed that thus far, seven candidacy forms have been collected by applicants seeking to partake in the September elections.

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