Mubeen: No intention of joining opposition, I stand with President Yameen

Bilehdhoo MP Ahmed Mubeen (C). (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Afrah)

Bilehdhoo MP Ahmed Mubeen has refuted comments made by Ihavandhoo MP Mohamed Abdulla (Muhanma) that he will join the opposition soon.

Speaking on the RaajjeTV show “Fala Surukhee” on Saturday night, Munhma claimed Mubeen was deeply discontent over the policies employed by the current administration, he expressed confidence Mubeen will leave President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s side and join the opposition soon.

Mubeen, who was elected to the Parliament as Jumhoory Party (JP)’s candidate is currently a member of the ruling, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

Refuting the comments made by Muhanma, Mubeen said he has never expressed interest in leaving PPM to Muhanma or anyone else, and said he was perfectly content at PPM.

He alleged the comments by Muhanma was a deliberate ploy by the opposition to create fear within the community.

“I am deeply pleased with the development being brought by President Yameen to this country. I have no issue or displeasure with the government,” said Mubeen.

Mubeen said he is ready to ensure President Yameen is re-elected to office at the first round of voting in the upcoming Presidential Election. And said he will stand with the current administration in the days to come.

Both the opposition, and the ruling, PPM have traded claims of impending floor crossings.

The deputy leader of PPM’s parliamentary group, Inguraidhoo MP Ibrahim Falah recently claimed two opposition lawmakers will join PPM soon.