Nasheed is the “Bro” of this administration

Ibrahim Shareef, MP of Maradhoo Constituency | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – Addu Maradhoo constituency parliamentarian, Ibrahim Shareef has accused Speaker of the Parliament, Former President Mohamed Nasheed of being the “Bro” of this administration.

Referring to the Former Vice President Adeeb who was well known as “Bro” for being the most corrupt and influential minister during the previous administration who was accused of dirty politics, manipulating parliamentarians and politicians through bribery and controlling gangs by giving them protection through the government and money, MP Shareef told that Speaker Nasheed was controlling parliament through his loyal MPs.

Debating with MP Shareef on a TV program about the governing system of Maldives as Speaker Nasheed has earlier told the President Solih that he wanted to change Maldives to a parliamentary government, MP Ibrahim Rasheed (Bondey) told that every administration has had a “Bro” who manipulated the parliament and that even within this government there was one such “Bro” who was controlling parliamentarians such as MP Shareef.

Furious over the remarks, MP Shareef told that he was not under any “Bro”s control and said that Speaker Nasheed was the “Bro” of this administration and that MP Bondey was the one being manipulated. MP Shareed also added that a parliamentary system would end up becoming a “Bro” system where who ever buys out 43 parliamentarians would control the government.

We are not people of a “Bro” system. My “Bro” is [Former] President Nasheed too. No need to confuse people by saying “Bro, Bro”

Public debates have stated after Former President and Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed sent a message to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stating that he is interested to become the Prime Minister of Maldives. 

According to local media sources, Speaker Nasheed had told that he did not want to be on the sidelines of the state and that he wants to run the country by becoming the Prime Minister of Maldives. He had sent the message to the president yesterday evening but also stated that he wanted to discuss the matter with President Solih. 

In the message he had sent, Speaker Nasheed had told that the president of the country would be decided from parliament in 2024 instead of holding the 2023 elections. Nasheed also said that the current parliament would decide who would become the president of the Maldives. 

Speaker Nasheed’s more direct and open show of interest to become Prime Minister of the country comes while he has repeatedly stated that he had the interest to become one in the past. But Nasheed has previously said that it wasn’t the right time to change the governing system. Speaker Nasheed has also made repeated comments about bringing a parliamentary system to the country.