EC to seek charges against three for submitting fraudulent forms

  • 2,624 observers to be active during the election day
  • 'All three suspects to have submitted faulty forms belong to one political party'
  • 'Some of the forms had copies of forged ID cards and several misinformation'

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 08-September-2018 | Saturday 16:06 | zunana | Local | 646

Elections Commission member and spokesperson Ahmed Akram speaking to press -- Photo by: Mohamed Sharuhaan

Elections Commission of the Maldives has revealed its discovery that three people who belong to the same political party had submitted fraudulent re-registration forms, adding that they will seek to raise charges against them. 

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, EC spokesperson Ahmed Akram said that the board of members at the commission has reached a decision, to seek charges on the three individuals who submitted fraudulent forms at the commission after thorough investigation.

He added that the three belonged to the 'same political party' but did not disclose any further information on the matter.

According to Akram, some of the forms submitted for observers also had several discrepancies such as forged ID card copies and modified ID card information. Akram went on to say that are 11 such forms and the EC will be seeking charges on the persons behind this as well.

RaajjeMV understands that the commission is delaying raising charges until after the voter’s list procedure is completed, with spokesperson Akram assuring that a thorough investigation will be conducted after all of the observer forms are processed. Akram noted that they will leave further investigations in the hands of the Maldives Police Service (MPS).

2,624 observers are to be active during the day of the ballots and 3,506 monitors will be active in polling stations.



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