Male City Council on Wednesday decided to cooperate with the current government after the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) report declared the transfer of power on February 7 was constitutional.
In a statement made by the council yesterday, it stated that the majority of the council had earlier voted not to cooperate with the new government as there had been rumors that the transfer of power had been illegitimate, however the CNI report making it clear that the transfer of power was constitutional, the council has decided to overturn the decision and to cooperate with the government.
“The CNI report signifies that the transfer of power was legal, hence the city council has decided to extend it cooperation to the government in fulfilling the constitutionally obligated duties stipulated under the Decentralization Act,” City Council statement said.
The statement said that the council will welcome discussions with all responsible parties in providing the services needed for the people of the city.
Apart from the Male City Council, some other city councils had also previously made decisions not to cooperate with the new government following questions marks over the legitimacy of the transfer of power. Some media reports have said that the Addu City Council had also decided to cooperate with the new government following the CNI report, however when Haveeru contacted the Addu City Council, it denied making such a decision.