Azleen: Ibu would appoint Nasheed as VP and resign if elected

Minister of Home Affairs, Azleen Ahmed. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

If the leader of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s parliamentary group, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Ibu) was elected President, he would appoint former President Mohamed Nasheed as his Vice President and then resign, says Minister of Home Affairs Azleen Ahmed.

Speaking at the inauguration of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s atoll center last Tuesday night, Azleen said any vote cast for a candidate other than incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom would be a vote cast for the country’s ruin.

Azleen said he believed there was no reason to vote for anyone other than Yameen.

“As Abdul Raheem said, a vote cast against President Yameen is a vote cast against the religion of Islam. Because other presidential contenders tried to introduce religions other than Islam to the country,” said Azleen.

Speaking at the function, Gadhdhoo MP Ahmed Rasheed said Yameen brought development and progress to the country, and that the people needed to vote for Yameen if they wanted further development and progress.

Ahmed Rasheed added that the new PPM center will process election re-registration forms. He said all PPM members were welcome to visit the center to re-register for the election.

“With this new center, the party’s work will continue with renewed spirit. In Sha Allah, the people will choose President Yameen as their leader at the upcoming Presidential Elections,” said Ahmed Rasheed.

Biledhdhoo MP Ahmed Mubeen, who also spoke at the function, said the new atoll center is for citizens of atolls who reside in Male’ City.