Malé, Maldives – Former Chairperson of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Deputy Speaker of People’s Majlis, Reeko Moosa Manik has said that he would not allow anyone to divide up Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
Moosa, who joined MDP two weeks ago, years after leaving the party and has been critical of the party’s current president Mohammed Nasheed, tweeted that the MDP had shown at the last congress that it is not a party revolving around anyone.
“After seventeen years, the party was taken on its own feet by the ordinary members of the party who worked together to form the party,” said the former MP. “We will not allow anyone to divide the party by challenging those members”.
While Moosa remains a strong supporter of President Solih and the government, he has repeatedly called for President Solih to be given a second term in office.
MDP presidential primary is rumored to be held early months of next year. MDP has said it will open the primary after the administrative arrangements are completed. There are now rumors that Nasheed will contest the primary and work against the president’s faction.
The party’s primary, which now has two factions, is being awaited by many which they believe would show who has control over the party.