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No challenge for President Muizzu amid Yameen's exit from PPM

Mohamed Rehan
05 December 2023, MVT 11:21
President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu speaks with local media upon arrival to the Maldives after concluding his visits to Turkey and UAE-- Photo: Mihaaru
Mohamed Rehan
05 December 2023, MVT 11:21

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has said hat former President Abdulla Yameen's exit from the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the subsequent decision to form the People's National Front (PNC) to engage in political activities will not pose challenges to the PPM/PNC leadership.

While speaking with local media at Velana International Airport (VIA) upon his arrival after concluding visits to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Muizzu made these remarks in response to media queries. During the press conference, Dr. Muizzu stated that every political leader wishes and works for the best interest of the nation.

"If the motive is to prioritize the nation's interest, then that is a commendable decision. I believe all political leaders in the Maldives wish and work towards the country's best interest," Dr. Muizzu said.

President Muizzu also reiterated his statement for unity in prioritizing the nation, and affirmed his government's commitment to move forward despite challenges.

"I do not believe [Yameen's resignation] would impede our coalition," President Muizzu said.

He also reaffirmed the commitment to move forward for the nation's cause with like-minded allies.

After Yameen exited PPM due to ideological disputes, the former president has initiated efforts to launch his new party, PNF. Due to his on-going criminal charges, former President Yameen appointed his son Zain Yameen as the founder of PNF, for which the Elections Commission (EC) has already granted permission.

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