President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has departed to southern-most Addu atoll to campaign for his party for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
He is accompanied by former president of Maldives and leader of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Mohamed Nasheed.
Several MPs representing MDP in the parliament, as well as some cabinet ministers from the party joined the two presidents on their tour.
The President will be taking part in a mass rally scheduled to be held in capital Hithadhoo island. While MDP candidate are contesting for all constituencies of Addu atoll, the president is set to visit almost all islands of the atoll.
MDP has been periodically securing the Addu atoll seats in the parliamentary elections for a number of terms. Contesting against MDP candidates for Meedhoo and Hithadhoo Central constituencies are candidates from Jumhooree Party, part of the ruling coalition. All other constituencies are being contested by candidates representing opposing Peoples' National Congress (PNC) and independent candidates.
The parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on 6th April.