The government has stated that Former President and current Speaker of the People’s Majlis, Mohamed Nasheed would know best, that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would not have allowed an attack on him had he got prior information about it.
Speaking to RaajjeMV regarding some of the claims made by the Parliament Speaker, Spokesperson Miuvan Mohamed claimed that Nasheed should know best that the president would not have allowed the attack on Nasheed if he had known about it.
Speaking at Wednesday’s parliament sitting, Nasheed said that the government was aware of the plans to assassinate him by planting an explosive near his residence on 6 May 2021, as well as near Marry Brown and Yaagoothuge.
Nasheed said this while backing claims by some lawmakers that the government was negligent which paved the way for the attack on him on May 6.
Nasheed loyalists at the People’s Majlis have claimed that the government was negligent in the case and severely criticized president Solih.
Miuvan on Wednesday refuted these baseless claims, stating that the president had not received information prior to the attack.
The spokesperson added that the claims were nothing but attempts to churn political turmoil.
Nasheed was targeted in an assassination attempt on May 6, as he was heading out to attend an event in an island. The attack, which saw a remote-controlled IED explode near his residence in the center of congested Malé City, caused serious injuries to the ex-president who was rushed to the hospital within seven minutes after being knocked to the ground by the blast, which was dubbed far more powerful than a similar explosion in Male City's Sultan Park, in 2007.
The People’s Majlis 241 Committee had compiled a special report in connection with the assassination attempt.
The committee report suggested that the negligent handling of security, as well as the systemic loopholes inherent in intelligence gathering, and the manner in which the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) acts after receiving such information, should be reviewed and amended.