Nasheed: MDP will take 1,000 seats, including 4 mayoral seats

MDP leader and Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed speaks prior to departure to AA. Rasdhoo on April 8, 2021. (Photo/Simwar)

MDP leader and Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed said on Thursday that the main ruling party will take 1,000 seats, including the four mayoral seats, in the upcoming Local Council Elections.

Nasheed made the comment while speaking to the press at the Hulhumale’ jetty prior to departure to attend the ‘Rahvehi Fathis Alivilun’ rally scheduled to be held at the AA. Rasdhoo lagoon on Thursday night.

Nasheed said that MDP has always been unflinching in face of every election, and has never believed any election to be too daunting.

“In Sha Allah, this party will win many seats in the Council Elections. We are competing for some 1,500 seats. I am sure we will take around 1,000 of those seats,” he said.

Nasheed said that he is confident MDP will take the mayoral seats in the four cities with a decisive majority.

“From Addu to Kulhudhuffushi and Fuvahmulah and Male’. MDP will, In Sha Allah, win the mayoral seats in these four cities easily, by a landslide,” he said.

Nasheed said that MDP will win the elections because it has always had a holistic approach, and because the party’s vision is clear to the Maldivian people.

Nasheed said that MDP does not wish to hear praise for its leaders, but rather complaints from the people.

“Your complaints are our very breath, our food. We hear your complaints. We need to immerse ourselves in your complaints. And we are here to find a solution to your complaints,” he said.

The ‘Fahevi Fathis Alivilun’ rally will mark the conclusion of MDP’s campaign for the Local Council Elections. The rally will be attended by MDP’s leadership, Cabinet ministers, and some 120 party members who have left for Rasdhoo on four safari vessels.