Stating that Jumhooree Party (JP) leader Qasim Ibrahim is the party’s presidential candidate, former President Mohamed Nasheed had congratulated Qasim Ibrahim on Thursday.
Nasheed said this in a tweet after JP, in a press conference on Thursday, stated that according to their party guidelines their presidential candidate would be the party leader. However this is not the first time JP had stated that their presidential candidate would be Qasim.
Nasheed further said that the joint opposition would successfully choose one candidate to compete in the upcoming presidential elections, and will emerge victorious.
JP said according to their party guidelines, their presidential candidate would always be the party’s existing leader. If the party members wish to change this, they have the opportunity to submit it to the party’s national steering committee, JP said.
JP also said that since Qasim is their leader, they will work to promote him and the party. Under this effort, a special campaign, “JP Hevvaalaa” began on Thursday.