Malé, Maldives – President of the Maldives National Party (MNP) and Dangethi Constituency Member Mohammed Nazim has said that February 7, 2012 is a day he’s very proud of.
Speaking at a rally held by the MNP to mark Victory Day yesterday, the former Minister of Defence, Colonel (Retired) Nazim said the army and police could not remain silent and that he went there that day and settled the matter. The country remains in this state today because it was calmed down that day, he said.
It’s a very proud day [February 7, 2012] for me today.President of the Maldives National Party (MNP) and Dangethi Constituency Member Mohammed Nazim
Nazim also said that the country should also try to revive the national spirit in the hearts of the people and that even though there is a building in memory of the soldiers who were martyred on November 3, no one in this country knows what purpose it was built for.
Nazim also criticized the government for not celebrating Victory Day. He said in an MNP government they would do this very thoroughly and have the day to be celebrated at the national level.
The MDP accuses Nazim of playing a leading role in the coup that overthrew the government of then President Mohammed Nasheed on February 7, 2012.
However after the retired colonel was sentenced to 11 years in jail on weapons smuggling charges during former President Yameen’s tenure in office, MDP said the party has always maintained that Colonel Nazim was framed and persecuted for his political stand and for challenging the authority of President Yameen.