K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 11-January-2017 | Wednesday 19:06 | Shaaknee | Local | 1,138
Sifa Mohamed, shadow Education Minister of the Maldives United Opposition (MUO), has been appointed as its Deputy Leader.
MUO made the announcement on Tuesday.
She is also the Deputy Mayor and Council Member of Male’ City, as well as the President of its Women’s Wing. Sifa is also a member of the National Council of the largest opposition party, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
During former President Mohamed Nasheed’s Administration, Sifa had served as the Minister of Education.
In a press release announcing Sifa’s appointment, MUO thanked its former deputy leader, Ali Waheed, who resigned on November 28.
“The MUO commends his diligent services, especially for fostering courage, vigor and enthusiasm among supporters,” reads the press release.
Waheed also resigned from his post as the chairperson of MDP, on November 28. The party chair elections are set for February 10.
Noting that it “shall prevail in uniting the opposition and working to restore democracy in Maldives,” MUO said that it will “exert every effort to attain constitutionally stipulated rights including the Maldivian people’s right to free, fair, transparent, credible and inclusive elections.”
MUO was formed in June 2016, and is led by former Vice President of the current administration, Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed. Former President Nasheed acts as an advisor.
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