Ex-pres Solih cautions against potential challenges from election outcome

Former Maldives President and advisor to the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has voiced concerns about the potential difficulties and challenges that may arise from the outcome of the upcoming parliamentary election.

Speaking at a campaign event at Lh. Hinnavaru on Monday, President Solih said the ruling PPM-PNC, and DRP before that, adopted intimidation and deception as their primary political strategies.

"Whether it is the PPM, the PNC, or the DRP before that, we are well aware of their policies. Intimidation, deception, and consolidation of power have become their modus operandi," he said.

The former president said MDP is doing important work, which the party has been doing since its inception.

“We have to do what we need to do to get this country back on track,” he said.

President Solih acknowledged that he too could remain disengaged in politics. However, as a person who has ruled the Maldives for five years, he said he feels that action has to be taken to redirect the Maldives from its current trajectory.

“There is no other motive for my strong involvement in this campaign,” he said.