Opposition attempted to collect owed money from Adeeb, to no avail: President Yameen

  • Yameen alleged that members of the coalition of parties contesting against him in the upcoming ballots sent lawyers to the now jailed ex-vice president

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 01-September-2018 | Saturday 14:07 | twitter | Local | 738

President Yameen -- Photo by: Presidents Office

Opposition attempted to acquire ‘stolen funds’ from former vice president Ahmed Adeeb, that he reportedly owes to the start, but to no avail, incumbent President Abdulla Yameen has said.

Speaking at a campaign event in Naifaru island of Lhaviyani aoll, Yameen alleged that members of the coalition of parties contesting against him in the upcoming ballots sent lawyers to the now jailed ex-vice president.

“Adeeb’s response was that he is not someone who has any money. So they were unable to acquire it. They needed, wanted it, but could not get it. Dear God, what money should he give these people? They should be given a dustbin, it will be missing the next day”, Yameen said.

Yameen said in another campaign event held in Guraidhoo island of Thaa atoll earlier this week, that the Maldivian Democratic Party knows where funds stolen from the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation, amounting to MVR 1.2 billion, are located. He added that Adeeb's name being included in the February 1 Supreme Court order proves the former VP's relationship with MDP.

At this rally, Yameen declared that those indebted to the state have no human rights. President Yameen claimed that he is ‘ready’ to send former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb abroad for medical treatment.

The immensely ill former executive, who has been incarcerated on multiple charges of graft and even attempted assassination of the president, must repay the ‘funds he stole’, President Yameen said.



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