The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) threw its support behind Rauff Hakeem, Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Cogress (SLMC) on 20 October.
Recent allegations against the Leader of SLMC Hakeem are baseless, insisted ACMC.
“We vehemently condemn such false allegations. We will not allow Hakeem, to be falsely accused in this way” announced the Leader of ACMC, Vanni District MP and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development and Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen on 20 October.
Addressing an election campaign rally in Sammanthurai in support of Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa, and defending SLMC’s Hakem, ACMC Leader Bathiudeen said: “These accusations against SLMC Leader Hakeem are based on an old video. The allegations are false and made to tarnish his public image. We strongly condemn such false allegations. We are also ready to forgo positions and benefits to ensure the safety of our community. This election is a battle about justice and injustice. Therefore support Sajith Premadasa’s win” ACMC Leader Bathiudeen said.
More than 1000 people in Sammanthurai area took part in ACMC’s 20 October campaign rally.