PNC clarifies independent candidacy decision in Parliamentary elections

03 Apr 2024 | 08:13
PNC Chief spokesperson Heena Waleed speaking at the press conference (Photo/PPM)

In response to recent remarks made regarding PPM/PNC coalition and their participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Heena Waleed, Chief Spokesperson of PNC and CEO of NSPA, emphasized that the decision for PNC candidates to compete independently was a mutual agreement between both PPM and PNC.

Speaking at a press conference held yesterday, Heena clarified that PNC is currently aligned with the administration, and the decision to field PNC candidates exclusively was made collectively by both parties.

PNC is the current administration's party, and the choice for PNC candidates to contest in the parliamentary elections was a joint decision made by both PPM and PNC. We're not sidelining PPM. President Dr. Muizz remains the leader of PPM

stated Heena

Heena further addressed comments made by former President Abdulla Yameen, asserting that those who have distanced themselves from the party may not fully understand the workings of PPM/PNC.

She highlighted that party members were provided with opportunities to compete in the upcoming elections under the PNC banner.

We are familiar with the inner workings of both PPM and PNC. Those who are distant may not have an accurate understanding of the situation, and those who have left the party may be similarly uninformed,

remarked Heena.


Former President Yameen had previously mentioned that candidates from Mahibadhoo and Eydhafushi constituencies were competing under the PNC banner due to their inability to secure permission to run under the PPM banner.

However, Heena's comments reflect a united front within the PNC, emphasizing their collaborative decision-making process and commitment to their electoral strategy.