The main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)'s President and Parliament Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed, has traveled to Fuvahmulah City for his presidential primary campaign.
Nasheed will be going head to head with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on January 28, vying for MDP's presidential ticket for the 2023 Presidential Election.
Nasheed's campaign is ongoing in full swing, having last month visited nine islands in the three northernmost atolls of the Maldives to garner support. President Nasheed has also been holding campaign rallies in Male' City.
Nasheed has been very critical of President Solih and his government during the rallies. Nasheed has accused the government of not fulfilling its promises and of removing members who support him Nasheed from the party register.
Speaking at a rally held Monday night in Male', Nasheed said 39,000 members were removed from the MDP register without their knowledge. Nasheed said President Solih has lost about 70,000 votes due to the move, including the votes of the 39,000 members who were removed and those close to them.
Both Nasheed and President Solih have expressed confidence that they would not lose the highly anticipated party primary.