Saturday 30 May 2015

Dr Didi sole candidate for JP presidency


The Jumhoree Party (JP) have announced that Dr Ibrahim Didi is the only candidate running for its newly-created position of party President, reports Haveeru.

Dr Didi joined the party earlier this month following his removal as President of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) at the end of April.

Didi, alongside Alhan Fahmy, the MDP’s Vice President, was removed from his position after 95 percent of the party’s National Council voted in support of no-confidence motions against the pair.

Shortly before the pair switched parties it had been rumoured that Didi and Fahmy would insist on retaining their previous titles, requiring an amendment to the JP’s regulations.

The party has also been taking applications for the posts of Vice President, Secretary General, and Policy Secretary, reported Haveeru, although it did not list Alham Fahmy amongst the applicants for the Vice Presidency.

Hassan Shah, another recent arrival from the MDP, where he served as Secretary General, was said to have applied for the same position with the JP.

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