The Maldives ruling party PPM has endorsed the most prominent Islamic scholar in Maldives as it’s Vice President candidate for the upcoming elections.
The Maldives Islamic University’s chancellor Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali is now officially the running mate for president Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
Shortly after being nominated, Shaheem has urged all Maldivians to give their support to President Yameen in the September elections.
Dr. Shaheem was the first Islamic Minister under President Yameen government from 2013 where Adhaalath Party was part of the coalition government. He had later resigned from his government position after Adhaalath had withdrawn its support for the President at the time.