Rashid secures MDP ticket for Komandoo parliamentary seat

Mohamed Rashid.

Mohamed Rashid, former President of Sh. Foakaidhoo Council, has secured the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) ticket for the Komandoo parliamentary seat. 

Rashid confirmed the ticket after no other candidates applied to contest in the MDP primary for the seat. 

MDP opened applications for the MDP primary for the Komandoo by-elections on December 18. The deadline for applications expired at 04:00 pm Wednesday. 

Rashid, who currently serves as Secretary-General of Foakaidhoo Council, had served as President of Foakaidhoo Council over the past three terms. 

He is also the Vice President of Komandoo constituency in the MDP National Council. 

Both Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Maldives National Party (MNP) have also announced the intention of competing in the Komandoo by-elections. However, they have yet to select candidates. 

The Komandoo seat was left vacant following the death of MP Hussain Waheed on December 14. He died at the age of 53 years in a hospital in Male’ City after a year-long battle with cancer.