Male’, Maldives – President of People’s National Congress (PNC) party of Maldives, Abdul Raheem Abdulla (Adhurey) has said that the former President of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is the king of Maldivians’ hearts and called out to the government to release him from jail immediately without harming him.
Speaking at a press conference held today following the verdict by Supreme Court on the freezing of the Former President Yameens’ account, Abdul Raheem said that this guarentees that all the cases filed against him are void in nature and political and that this is an attempt to cause undue suffering to former President Yameen.
Abdul Raheem called out to all the relevant authorities to stop the suffering they were causing former President Yameen and to free him immediately. He also added that the former President is also the leader of the largest party of the Maldives and the true hero behind the major development being seen in the country today which has made him the king of everyone’s hearts.
“Don’t keep President Yameen in jail just because he might stop the things President Solih is doing to loose the sovereignty of this country. People do not want to loose our sovereignty. The citizens do not want to be enslaved under other people” Abdul Raheem said.
He went on to add that the Maldives can only escape from the current situation when the Former President Yameen becomes freed and that todays verdict by the Supreme Court confirms that this government is trying to harm Former President Yameen.
The Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering in November 2019 with a fine of USD 5 million over receiving USD 1 million of government money through a private company as part of a deal to lease a number of tropical islands for hotel development.