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Deputy leader of the Jumhooree Party, Ameen Ibrahim has said that the leader and Presidential candidate of Jumhooree Party, Gasim Ibrahim is popular among the people because the people value his great services for the betterment of the nation.
Ameen Ibrahim made this remark in the Jumhooree Party’s campaign rally held at Mulee during the party’s campaign tour to Meemu Atoll. He said that the country has not seen the likes of Gasim Ibrahim in his great philanthropic works and his public and national services.
“Think! In which area has he not served this nation? Whether it be education, health sector, even if it be the fisheries industry, all these sectors have benefited and are still benefitting from his valuable services. This is the reality,” he said.
Ameen said that there are two groups of people, a group who are thankful and a group who are not. He said that however none can deny the services and assistance of Gasim Ibrahim.
“The services of Gasim Ibrahim is being echoed in all parts of the Maldivian nation. There is no service that he has done that does not benefit the people. The people and the nation receive so much benefit through his services,” he said.
Ameen said that Gasim Ibrahim is a person of innovative ideas and he always utilize modern state of the art technology in his development projects. In this regard, he said that Gasim Ibrahim is the first to use the fiber optic cable in the Maldives.
“This shows the innovative ideas of Gasim. He is a person of great insight and foresight. Why is that none other than him from the wealthy do not have these ideas? Gasim has introduced many such innovations to Maldives. It is for this reason that we say he is the most capable and eligible leader to develop this nation,” he said.
Meanwhile, some political analysts believe that Maldives is now in a situation where people are disillusioned and lost with so many leaders and public figures having let them down immensely. Analysts say that the country is in need of a strong public figure who has a proven track record as a people’s person. There is no doubt that there will be not be a single person in the country who has not heard of Gasim not for his business activities but more for his philanthropic work. Analysts note that thousands of Maldivians have benefited from his welfare system and charities and hundreds of Maldivians are being sent abroad by Gasim for education under the Villa Scholarship Scheme. They say that there is no doubt that a great majority of Maldivians see Gasim as someone they can rally behind, most importantly as someone who genuinely cares about them.