Ex-Tourism Minister Ali Waheed departs from JP

Former Tourism Minister Ali Waheed has left the Jumhooree Party (JP).

Ali Waheed, who was JP leader Qasim Ibrahim's Campaign Agent in the first round of the presidential election, departed from JP following a meeting with incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Ali Waheed tweeted Tuesday that the opportunity to work with JP Leader Qasim Ibrahim had been a very valuable experience. He affirmed his unwavering commitment to serving the nation and its people, even if he left the JP.

Ali Waheed began his political career with the DRP during the presidency of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. He represented the Thoddoo constituency as an MP under the DRP banner and later joined the MDP during President Mohamed Nasheed's administration, and also served as the party's Chairperson. He joined the JP during the tenure of President Abdulla Yameen and has served as the party's President.