Noonu atoll council's only PPM representative defects to MDP

  • A number of ruling coalition supporters signed to MDP at a gathering held in Velidhoo island of Noonu atoll on Monday night
  • Council member Rausham said that ‘this is a change that the people wanted'
  • Senior officials of the Joint Opposition are currently in Noonu atoll as part of their campaign for the presidential election

K. Male' | Aishath Shaany | 11-September-2018 | Tuesday 10:21 | Shaaknee | Local | 794

A number of ruling coalition supporters signed to MDP at a gathering held in Velidhoo island of Noonu atoll on Monday night -- Photo by: Raajjemv

Noonu atoll council member, Mohamed Rausham has defected to main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

Rausham, the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s only representative in the council, made the move official at the gathering held by the Joint Opposition on Monday night, presenting his membership to its presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and MDP’s chairperson Hassan Latheef.

Speaking afterwards, Rausham said that ‘this is a change that the people wanted, including the youth’.

Further noting that councils’ powers have been taken by the government, he accused it of violating the Decentralization Act.

In addition to Rausham, Holhudhoo island’s powerhouse manager and senior PPM official Ahmed Saddam signed onto MDP, along with former coordinator at the youth ministry Mohamed Muaz and some senior members of the ruling coalition partner, Maldives Development Alliance (MDA).



Want to share a story with raajje.mv? email us at [email protected] or call (+960) 9110099

MOST RECENT


COMMENT