Candidacy of PPM candidate Hassan Moosa for Th. Kandoodhoo Council was declared invalid unlawfully rules the Supreme Court.
The candidacy of Hassan Moosa was rejected by the Elections Commission stating that he has a proven debt record which he has not paid accordingly. Furthermore, Elections Commission declared Hassan Moosa’s MDP rival as the winner due to the invalidity of Hassan Moosa’s candidacy for the Th. Kandoodhoo Council seat.
The Supreme Court elaborated in their ruling that Elections Commission failed to inform PPM candidate Hassan Moosa about his ineligibility to compete in the Local Council Elections within the specified time frame stated in Laws of General Election under Article 21 and thus, Hassan Moosa’s candidacy still remains relevant due to the incompetency of Elections Commission.