President Solih: Not okay with Yameen, no work to be done together

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaks at a campaign event in Male' City on January 21, 2023. (Photo/Twitter)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Friday night, stated that he is not “okay” with the opposition leader, former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom – adding that there is no work to be done together.

Speaking at a campaign event for Maldivian Democratic Party’s presidential primary – President Solih stressed he would not collaborate with the opposition coalition on any political matters.

His remark came after Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi also expressed concern over MDP’s leader, Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s comment that Yameen was a visionary leader while speaking at tonight’s event.

“Have no political work to carry out with them. Have literally no work to carry out with them. President Yameen is not okay. There is no work to be done together,” he said.

Speaking further, President Solih said that MDP has repeatedly endured threats and violence. He added that the party had already experienced what would happen if the biggest political party in the Maldives loses the race.

Noting that this was MDP’s first opportunity at a second term – the President urged the public to utilize this opportunity. He also expressed readiness to undertake the challenge.

“I am ready. I will hopefully win by a marginal difference. There is no doubt about that. This place alone finishes it,” he said.

He also detailed the successes of his administration during his remarks, alongside the projects presently underway and projects planned.