AG goes to court to stop MDP primary

Attorney General, Mohamed Anil - Sun file photo

AG to court to stop MDP primary 

Attorney General's Office has filed suit against MDP at the Civil Court asking to stop the MDP primary set for today. 

The Attorney General's Office requested a temporary ban on the primary until the court makes a ruling. 

Elections Commission sent letters to the Home Ministry and the Maldives Police Service yesterday requesting to step in if the MDP primary is taking place outside the law. 

About a week ago, EC sent a letter to MDP regarding their primaries stating that the former Preisdent Nasheed is not eligible to run in the Presidential Election as he is currently in under a prison sentence under the anti-terrorism law and that EC would not accept a primary election with such people. 

EC said that if the Ex-President Nasheed is allowed to run in the election, they would take steps against MDP under Articles 31 and 49 of the law of political parties.