Nasheed is greedy for power: President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (L) and Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed (R) | Photo: Jazeera

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih lashes out on Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed saying that Nasheed is contesting in the MDP presidential primary only because of his greed for power.

President Solih indirectly criticised his rival in the upcoming primary, the MDP President and Speaker Mohamed Nahseed at a campaign event held in Hulhumalé.

Nasheed has been very critical of President Solih saying that he would want even a third term in office because of his greed for power.

“President Solih is talking about finishing this term together with another term. He will also talk about changing the constitution after the second term,” Nasheed said.

Responding to Nasheed’s remarks, the President Solih said he did not want a third term and that he would not be in power if the governing system was changed to a parliamentary system.

“I am a supporter of the presidential system. That is why I am contesting the presidential election. If I supported the parliamentary system, I would not have contested the election. So you should think very deeply and vote in the upcoming primary,” he said.

“Whether you change the system or the constitution, you know who is trying to come to power,” he said, referring to Nasheed’s speech.

He said he came to power not with the support of a single person but with the votes of 138,000 people.

The two presidents are campaigning for the MDP primary, which has 57,255 voters. The primary vote will be held on the 28th of this month.