The parliamentary group of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives will remove former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from the party’s presidency, MP Ibrahim Falah warned on Saturday.
Falah, deputy leader of the PPM parliamentary group, told the press that Gayoom has only been able to remain in the post due to the “love and respect” President Abdulla Yameen bears for his half-brother.
“If the task was given to our PG group, President Maumoon would not be the PPM’s president. God willing, we will now begin that work. President Maumoon has to be removed from the PPM’s presidency now,” he said.
The warning came after Gayoom signed a declaration with former President Mohamed Nasheed, Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim and Adhaalath Party leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla to work together to restore democracy in the Maldives.
The alliance is seeking to remove Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed and form a new parliamentary majority after Monday’s crucial impeachment vote.
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Source URL: Maldives Independent