Politics

Former presidents speak out in defence of opposition lawmaker

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (R) shakes hands with his lawmaker son Faris Maumoon PHOTO:Hussain Waheed/Mihaaru

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (R) shakes hands with his lawmaker son Faris Maumoon PHOTO:Hussain Waheed/Mihaaru

Former Presidents Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday spoke out in defence of opposition lawmaker, Faris Maumoon, describing him as strong and fearless in the face of adversity after Police commenced a raid on the latter’s residence.

Police is currently raiding Dhiggaru MP Faris’ residence with a court order accusing the lawmaker of offering bribes to gain votes for the opposition lobbied motion of no confidence against Parliament Speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

Speaking to local television channel Raajje TV amidst the raid, former President Maumoon declared that his son Faris is “with the people” and expressed his assurance that MP Faris is working to serve the nation and its people.

“He is knows it well himself and, thus, his determination and strength will not be shaken,” declared Maumoon as he asserted that MP Faris has not engaged in any unlawful acts. The former president guaranteed that there is no evidence or proof of MP Faris being involved in bribery.

Meanwhile, former President Mohamed Nasheed described MP Faris as “strong, smart, tenacious” and said that the lawmaker will not be intimidated.

He added that President Abdulla Yameen is “highlighting his desperation by going after his own nephew”.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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