On Sunday, President Yameen's faction of PPM voted to remove MP Ibrahim Waheed from the party.
Party leader, former President Maumoon called his dismissal "illegal and invalid."
Not long after, the faction, at a council meeting, voted to remove President Maumoon, the party's founder.
Maumoon dismissed the faction of the party’s attempt to remove him from the party, saying it “has not legal standing and cannot dismiss members from PPM”.
On Sunday night, President Nasheed, in an interview to RaajjeTV, said that Maseeh's no-confidence vote is just the beginning and that they will be submitting motions on cabinet ministers next.
“I believe that we will take the lead in this vote. Members of our parliamentary group have been working tirelessly. They are talking to other parliamentarians as well. From what we know, we will take a huge lead in the vote,” the former President said without revealing much.
At 10:25 pm, Maduvvari MP, Mohamed Ameeth revealed that he will vote 'no' for Maseeh, and called on other MPs to do the same. Maumoon welcomed Ameeth and praised his courage.
Later in the night, President Maumoon gave an interview to RaajjeTV's 'Sungadi', where he said that he remains a member of PPM, and its elected leader. Noting that there are certain ways in which the party leader can be removed, he said this does not fall under any.
He further noted that Faris has been summoned to police numerous time 'over a case from 10 years ago'.
President Maumoon called on MPs to vote 'no' for Maseeh.