Komandoo seat by-election: Hannan’s candidacy accepted

MNP's candidate Abdul Hannaan Idrees submits application for by-election for the vacant Komandoo parliamentary seat to the Elections Commission on December 26, 2021. (Photo/MNP)

Election Commission (EC) has accepted the candidacy of Maldives National Party’s (MNP) candidate Abdul Hannan Idrees in the upcoming by-election for the vacant Komandoo parliamentary seat. 

EC concluded that Hannan met all the requirements necessary to contest in the Komandoo by-election and accepted his candidacy today.

Hannan is the first candidate to officially submit the candidacy form. He submitted the form sometime yesterday.

Hannan, a native of Komandoo, had contested unopposed for the MNP ticket.

He has an extensive background in education. He served as a principal at five schools, and as manager of Villa College’s Faculty of Sharia and Law. 

He is currently involved in running his own business. 

The Komandoo parliamentary 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.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) have also selected candidates for the by-election. The MDP ticket went to former Sh. Foakaidhoo Council president Mohamed Rashid, while the PPM ticket went to former Deputy Home Minister Moosa Fathuhy Adam

The by-election is scheduled to be held on February 5