JP leader Qasim Ibrahim is scheduled to visit the Komandoo constituency to join MDP candidate Mohamed Rashid’s campaign for the Komandoo parliamentary by-elections.
Government coalition partner, JP is not contesting in the election, and is instead backing MDP’s candidate in the highly competitive race.
JP’s spokesperson Ali Solih confirmed Qasim is scheduled to visit the constituency for the campaign, but declined to disclose any details.
Sun has been informed Qasim will visit all three islands that make up the Sh. Komandoo constituency; Komandoo, Foakaidhoo and Maroshi.
Vice President Faisal Naseem, also a member of JP, joined the campaign last weekend.
Confirmation of Qasim’s upcoming visit comes with top MDP officials, including party leader, former President Mohamed Nasheed, in Foakaidhoo for a campaign event on Saturday evening.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had also been scheduled to attend the event, but had to cancel the trip after he tested positive for COVID-19.
While government coalition partners JP has announced their backing for MDP’s candidate, MRM has announced they will not be backing a specifc candidate and Adhaalath Party is set to hold a council meeting on Saturday to make their decision.