Galolhu-South MP and opposition alliance’s spokesperson Ahmed Mahloof says opposition will not allow President Abdulla Yameen to conduct the 2018 presidential election unfairly.
Mahloof, who is currently in Sri Lanka, said this in an interview to VMedia.
The MP said President Yameen is extremely scared of elections.
He said that no country is being run the way Maldives is being run, and although things may seem calm now, citizens will not let things continue this way. He added that government will not be allowed to do things wrong during the presidential election.
Mahloof further said all those who wish to contest the election will get the opportunity, adding that President Yameen should know that if he uses his power and authority to violate the rights of candidates, there will be consequences.
“I know that Yameen might invalidate candidacies of all those he wants whichever way possible. But, it will not end there.”
Noting that the international community has isolated Maldives and international pressure on the country will increase as the presidential election gets closer, Mahloof expressed hope that Maldives would be able to hold a free and fair election with the help of the international community.
During the interview the MP also addressed rumours about differences of opinion within the opposition alliance about producing a single candidate. In that regard he said that it is not an issue for the alliance to produce multiple candidates for the first round of the election. He added that President Yameen has no chance of winning no matter what.
Mahloof said he will return home very soon and that even if he is stripped of his parliamentary seat and imprisoned, he will not back down.