Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor's family has stated that Adeeb has never attempted harm former President and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
His family made these remarks following revelations made in the investigative report prepared by the Presidential Commission Investigating Enforced Murders and Disappearances on the murder of former Ungoofaaru MP and religious scholar Dr. Afrasheem Ali.
According to the report, former Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Nazim told the commission that then Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb had planned to install and detonate a bomb on former president Mohamed Nasheed's vehicle to prevent him from running in the 2013 presidential election.
Adeeb's family released a statement on Monday denying Nazim's allegations, and noted that his remarks were politically motivated, irresponsible, and full of resentment. It was further stated that everything written implicating his name were outright lies and that he had not attempted anything of the like.
Additionally, they denied allegations regarding Adeeb sending an SMS to former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom that read "Mission Accomplished" following the arson attack on Raajje TV in 2013. The statement said these were lies woven to instigate hatred towards Adeeb.
"We appeal you to refrain from using Adeeb's name in politically motivated agendas, and to stop making him a scapegoat in every controversial issue that arises", his family said.
The statement further noted that there was no evidence tying Adeeb to Dr. Afrasheem's murder, and Adeeb's name was mentioned on the report due to Nazim's allegations.