Incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who is campaigning for re-election, has claimed that his administration has undertaken more development projects in a single term than any other in the nation’s history. He also affirmed that not a single penny from these projects has been deposited into his personal bank account.

Criticising his predecessors for corruption, President Solih stated that previous governments failed to complete development projects as politicians sought financial gain from each initiative.

He asserted that he has never personally benefited from any of the projects and pledged to continue upholding his oath of office with integrity and sincerity.

President Solih emphasised that his government’s policy is built on transparency and that all projects have been conducted in such a manner.

Upon assuming office, President Solih pledged a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and has since established a reporting mechanism within the President’s Office to swiftly address any irregularities and allegations within the ranks of his government.

So far, his term has been relatively free from significant financial scandals, a distinction from his predecessors. The only exception has been irregularities in acquiring ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to immediate investigations and the subsequent dismissal of the Health Minister.