Leader of opposition party, People’s National Congress Abdul Raheem Abdulla stated that PNC will be the leading party of Maldives.
PNC held their congress to establish the leadership post last Friday.
Speaking in the closing ceremony of their congress held at Billabong High International School on last Saturday night Adhurey stated that in Maldivian political arena “the voice of PNC cannot be shut” and that PNC will be the decision-making party of the Maldives. He also stated that PNC would hold the government accountable for their actions, bring color to the hopes of the citizens and give them a chance for a better future.
“We will say what has to be said. We will do what has to be done. Their will be no hesitation. I have no doubt about congress party becoming the governing party of Maldives,” stated Adhurey.
“The citizens gladly agree that congress party is the most eligible party to govern the country next. Congress party will color your hopes. Congress party will give you a better future,” stated Adhurey during his speech.
Adhurey stated that the former President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom is the real leader of the party as PNC was born with his beliefs.
He said that Yameen is an expert in establishing political parties and played the highest role in the establishment of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), People’s Alliance (PA) and People’s National Congress (PNC). Adhurey said that he believes that President Yameen will be a member of PNC in the future.
“PNC is the party President Yameen will be in the future. This is the party he adores the most and put most of his efforts into,” stated Adhurey.
During his speech Adhurey noted that PPM and PNC are two parties that cannot be broken apart. He said that even the opposing parties cannot ruin the relationship between two parties. He also criticized the former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom in his speech.
The party appointed four deputy leaders - Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik, Maavashu MP-elect Mohamed Saeed, Baarashu MP Ibrahim Shujau, and former Maldivian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohamed Hussain Shareef (Mundhu) in their congress held last Friday. They also elected members for the Advisory Committee of the party and three changes to the party’s bylaws.
Adhurey who was serving as the interim leader of the party was elected for the position of the leader without any voting as he was the only candidate who competed for the position.
President Yameen did not attend the ceremony even though it was said that he will be attending. PNC informs that President Yameen was unable to attend the ceremony due to his conditions.