Opposition presidential candidate, Hinnavaru MP Ibrahim "Ibu" Mohamed Solih, on Sunday alleged that the government's claim of a plot to disrupt public order was an attempt to push back the upcoming election.
He made the accusation at Gaadhiffushi island during his ongoing campaign trip to Thaa Atoll.
His allegation against the government comes in the wake of a social media post by Minister of Defence and National Security Adam Shareef late Saturday, in which he declared that security forces have been mobilized upon receiving intelligence of a plot to disrupt public order over the coming days.
Speaking to the residents of Gaadhiffushi, MP Ibu described Shareef's statement as a "joke".
"We believe this is an attempt to postpone the election, rig the votes, and intimidate voters," he claimed.
MP Ibu declared that the joint opposition would not back down despite such intimidation, going on to proclaim that the coalition would be the first to defend the nation in the face of a security threat.