EC denies IDP request to revoke membership of over 5,000

The Elections Commission (EC) has denied a request by the Islamic
Democratic Party (IDP) to revoke the membership of 5,044 people,
Haveeru reports.

Mohamed Tholal, director general of the EC, said the request was
denied as it would have violated the rights of its members.

IDP had filed the request after receiving complaints from the new
members denying they signed for the party.

Umar Naseer, leader of the party, said the request was made as the
party would have to submit a registration update soon. He added the
party would not pursue the matter any further.