Yameen accepts invitation for Presidential Debate

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom speaks at a PPM rally. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

Incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has accepted the invitation to take part in the Presidential Debate 2018, organized by Maldives National University (MNU) and Public Service Media (PSM).

Deputy leader of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Abdul Raheem Abdulla confirmed Yameen’s acceptance of the invitation in a tweet this Saturday.

MNU and PSM signed to hold the MNU Presidential Debate 2018 on July 10.

Deputy Managing Director at PSM, Mohamed Ikram Abdul Latheef says the MNU Presidential Debate 2018 will include a separate debate for candidates’ manifestos and a separate debate for their running mates.

Ikram said questions for candidates, collection of information about the candidates, and MCs will be carried out by MNU to ensure the debate is acceptable to the public in every aspect.

Presidential debates were previously arranged solely by the State media.