'Those who say this government does not bring progress is copying that progress '

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on his visit to Gaafu Alifu Villingili on 8 August 2018. (Photo/President's Office)

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that the people who say that the current government does not bring progress and development are copying the same progress. 

Speaking at the ceremony to complete the road development and inaugurate the housing units in Gaafu Alifu atoll Villingili, President Yameen said that despite declaring that this government has not brought developments, the oppositions want to go on the same plans of this government. 

Responding to the opposition accusations that say President Yameen is using his presidential influence, President Yameen said that close to the 2013 Presidential Election, then President, Mohamed Nasheed visited then President of the Elections Commission Fuad Thaufeeq at this residence at an unusual time. 

And raised the question how stealing a letter head of the Supreme Court in an attempt to arrest the president was outside using influence. 

President Yameen said that the people have seen the true taste of progress and development the most during this current government. And noting that the dreams of the people are coming true in his presidency, President Yameen requested the people to give him a second term. 

Criticizing the previous government, President Yameen said that the youth of the nation is one of it's biggest treasure and the last government neglected to do a lot of things for the youth. President Yameen said that his government has put in great work for youth development in many areas.