The opposition Progressive Congress has announced its decision to host a rally in order to kick-start its campaign for the Local Council Elections.
At a press conference held at the office of one of the coalition partners, People’s National Congress (PNC), PNC’s Deputy Leader Abdul Raheem Abdulla stated that the rally will begin from capital city Malé on 1 August, a Thursday. They will be hosting more rallies in outlying atolls.
Raheem stated that former President and opposition coalition leader Abdulla Yameen will take part in the rally.
Further, he added that the current government will not be able to accept that the former President is taking part in the rally, going on to state that what the ex-president is facing now is all due to his participation in one of the opposition’s rallies held in the carnival region.
Yameen is a brave leader who stands up for what he believes in resiliently, said Raheem.
Highlighting that the coalition is yet to set a particular name for the rally, Raheem said that they will announce a name through a press conference in the near future.
“We don’t have a name yet as we have endless options to address the current government as, based on their actions and words. So we are yet to finalize a name for our rally”
~ Abdul Raheem Abdulla
Progressive Congress, comprising of PNC and the main opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), is set to begin the rallies in the outlying atolls, from Haa Alif. The coalitions’ deputy leader stated that Yameen will be making an appearance in the rallies to be conducted in the outlying atolls as well.
He said that details regarding said rallies will be disclosed to the media at a later date.
Previously, the opposition coalition held a rally titled “Against Theft” in the carnival region.