Pres-elect urges outgoing pres to refrain creating national unrest

President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has requested outgoing president Abdulla Yameen to refrain from instigating the Maldivian public towards national unrest.

The recent presidential elections winner, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) backed veteran lawmaker had criticized the outgoing president for his contradicting actions.

According to Solih, president Abdulla Yameen's current actions are in direct contradiction to his earlier statement of conceding presidential polls results.

Speaking to local media following his meeting with former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Solih asserted the outgoing Maldives president had conceded his defeat in elections earlier and the ruling party assured to continue working as the opposition.

"Though he [Abdulla Yameen] accepted defeat, yesterday's [Monday] action proves it to be otherwise, we can see him contradicting his earlier statement. I am requesting president Yameen against attempting to create any kind of civil or national unrest in the country, we will not allow it," Solih said.

The Maldives president-elect further noted that the country's public were affirm on their decision in elections.

Solih urged to maintain the people's will and called out to the outgoing president to cease any further attempts to create unrest.

In their meeting, Solih had assured the former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of sustaining the coalition; while the former had thanked the latter for his efforts in endorsing the coalition.