President: In actuality, opposition wishes to overthrow the government

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu speaks at a PNC campaign rally. (Sun Photo/Moosa Nadheem)

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu states despite the opposition in actuality wishes to overthrow the government despite showcasing they want to hold the government accountable.

Speaking at the PPM-PNC campaign rally for the parliamentary election held in Fuvahmulah City on Thursday night – President Muizzu said although the opposition preaches about holding the government accountable, their inner desires are coming out now.

“The opposition talked about accountability before. Now, they are expressing what was in their hearts with respect to it. To change the government. To overthrow. To impeach. These kinds of terms,” he said.

Underscoring that everyone is aware this is a violation of the rules of democracy, President Muizzu appealed to the public to not allow for the nation to fall into this instability.

Refuting the opposition’s remarks regarding holding the government accountable, the President, described pro-government candidates as responsible and honest individuals. Therewith, he stressed that they would hold the government accountable for the sake of their constituents.

He added that it was PPM lawmakers who played the most crucial role in holding him accountable when he was housing minister during the PPM administration.

Similarly, he said pro-government candidates will undertake all efforts necessary within the parliament to defend the rights of their constituents, adding they would also cooperate with the government in matters concerning the rights of the constituents.

Speaking further, President Muizzu said the development desired by the people cannot be achieved if there is a parliament where the opposition MDP holds the majority.

On this note, he said there is no development that MDP can bring by having the parliament’s majority as the opposition which they failed to bring during the past five years when the party was ruling and held the parliament’s majority.