Addu City, Maldives – Mayor-elect of Addu City, Ali Nizar has said that his work as the city’s mayor will be do meet the high expectations of Addu people.
According to figures received last night by ‘The Times of Addu’, Nizar has got 1,443 votes while PPM candidate Latheef had gotten 1,018 votes. Independent candidate Ibrahim Thohir got 61 votes.
Nizar also added that even though that PPM and independent candidates had been elected fro Addu City council that this was no issue for him and that he will always put forth the interests of the people of Addu City. He also told that he will be a mayor who listens to the people and make major decisions following public consultations.
In the previous three elections, MDP has won all seats in the city council resulting in 100% super majority. However, this election, the opposition party, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has won three seats in the council while three seats were won by independent candidates.
In a primary election held on 31 January 2020 to allocate the ruling party, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) ticket to contest in the council elections, former Parliament Member of Hithadhoo Dhekunu constituency Ali Nizar with a staggering difference of 1532 votes by defeating the 3 term mayor Abdulla Sodiq.