President Yameen submits candidate form

Inside the ceremony to award the PPM ticket to President Abdulla Yameen for the Presidential Election. (Photo/President's Office)

The Presidential candidate form has been submitted by the President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. 

On behalf of the President, the form was submitted at the Elections Commission by the Vice President of PPM, the Minister of Tourism, Moosa Zameer. 

The form was accepted by the President of the Elections Commission, Ahmed Shareef. After accepting the form, Shareef said that a decision on the candidacy will be decided within 48 hours and inform the candidate. 

President Yameen is currently making an official visit to the atolls. The President arrived in Gaafu Alifu Kooddoo this morning and opened the fishermen's marina at the island. 

Along with President Yameen, the only other candidates to submit the candidate form for the election on 23 September is, are the MDP candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the independent candidate, Hussain Naseer.