Maumoon vows to fight against EC’s ‘corrupt’ decision

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom vowed on Wednesday to fight against the decision by the Elections Commission (EC) to dissolve Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) – a party he founded.

Maumoon made the vow in reply to a tweet by MRM’s president Faris Maumoon calling EC’s decision “corrupt”.

EC made the decision to dissolve MRM earlier Wednesday after the party failed to bring up its membership to 3,000.

Faris alleged the decision was “illegal and corrupt”.

Faris said EC’s decision was indicative of the corruption and lawlessness that is plaguing Maldives and has become the accepted norm.

Ahmed Faris Maumoon.

He said the party will fight the decision and emerge victorious.

“I would like to invite supporters and well-wishers to openly join us in our fight to overthrow the corrupt politics of money and influence,” he said.

He urged members and supporters to “remain calm at this difficult time”.

“We will fight this illegal and corrupt procedure and win Insha Allah,” wrote Maumoon in response to the tweet.