MDP saved the people from oppression, servitude: Nasheed

Former President and Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives —The President of the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) and current Speaker of Maldives Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed has stated that MDP saved the people from oppression and servitude.

Speaker Nasheed wrote on MDP’s “Rahvehi Fathis” campaign booklet that the MDP is the only party which has always stood by the decentralization system which gives decision making power to the people. Nasheed added that the current constitution was created on the foundation that the Maldives is a Unitary state.

While noting that the political competitors of the ruling MDP party are the ones who advocated against decentralization at the Parliament, Speaker Nasheed stated that other political parties were working against amending the constitution so that the power held in the capital Male’ city will be released upon other islands.

However, Speaker Nasheed highlighted that the decentralization system is the most effective method to improve the lives of the citizens and that MDP has always supported providing power onto the islands of Maldives.

It was the Maldivian Democratic Party that saved the people from the oppression and servitude created by centralization.

Former President and current Speaker Nasheed

In his writing, President Nasheed highlighted that the aim of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government is to carry out the development of the islands of Maldives through the Decentralization System. Adding that during the 2018 Presidential elections and 2019 Parliament elections, the ruling party MDP has pledged the citizens that they would complete the Decentralization System.