Male’, Maldives – President of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed has proposed to remove MP of Addu Meedhoo constituency, Rozaina Adam from the party.
Nasheed called for her dismissal after major differences in opinion arose between MP Rozaina, who is a long-serving member of MDP and Nasheed. He announced his proposal to remove rozaina from the party in on a WhatsApp group of MDP where he said, “I propose the dismissal of Rozaina from MDP.”
The move against MP Rozaina comes not long after Nasheed’s attempts to oust Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail from his post through a motion of no confidence were commenced. The move had also led to stark differences within MDP, with some MPs supporting Minister Fayyaz.
One MP that is a strong supporter of the Economic Minister is MP Rozaina. She had recently tweeted that she was fully in support of party leader and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, before throwing a barbed indirect attack at Nasheed by saying that the country cannot be governed by two figures.
The MP also criticized the actions by some in the parliament for acting as an opposition party when the administration was governed by MDP. She had said that it was becoming “too much”.
Nasheed has also directed attacks at MP Rozaina. A message sent to the Whatsapp group of MDP parliamentarians read that “no member would be caught in the trap” set by MP Rozaina. He added that he himself was not a child and that he would not allow separate powerbases and networks inside the party to exist.
MP Rozaina signed as a member of MDP on November 21, 2013 after serving as the deputy leader of DRP. After joining MDP, MP Rozaina had said that one of the reasons why she was proud to be a part of MDP was the courage shown by Nasheed, who had recently been ousted from the Presidency. MP Rozaina’s spouse MP for Kinbidhoo Ahmed Nashiz is also a member of MDP.