Opposition coalition presidential candidate and parliamentary group leader of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) has stated that the government will not accept the results of upcoming presidential elections slated for September 23.
While speaking at a campaign stop in Dharanboodhoo, Faafu Atoll, as a part of the opposition canvassing the atoll, Ibu labelled President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom as unpredictable and warned his supporters to prepare for the challenges that will be faced post the results of the elections.
"Some people may attempt to commit election fraud. However, the people of Maldives will not tolerate this! They know what they want", said Ibu.
Furthermore, Ibu highlighted the importance of this election as a crucial time to make a fair decision to elect a conscientious president and added that this is an election that will not force any individual to vote for a specific candidate.
"September 23 is the day that will bring all our hopes and dreams to fruition", said Ibu.
Additionally, Ibu pointed out that most Maldivians are in need of a change in the upcoming elections. He also vowed to fulfil all necessary development and follow through with the coalition's pledges, should the opposition win the election.
Ibu's canvassing to Faafu atoll included campaign stops in the islands of Bilehdhoo, Feeali, Nilandhoo, Dharanboodhoo and Magoodhoo as well as stops in Meemu atoll to the islands of Kolhufushi, and Dhiggaru. This is the most number of islands the opposition coalition has made stops in one day.
Upon arrival, Ibu had received a warm welcome by inhabitants of all islands.