Government today alleged that the attempts made by opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to join the government lacked any sincerity.
In a statement released by government Spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza stressed that the MDP’s call to forget the past during such a critical juncture is similar to annulling the constitution. Abbas added that no country in the world would negotiate with anyone who has committed or is currently engaged in acts of terrorism.
“For the sake of the future generations of this country the attempts to undermine the laws governing the nation and overthrow the government cannot be left unaddressed,” Spokesperson’s statement read.
“The government also takes this opportunity to highlight that the claims made by some political figures especially MDP with the intention of casting a shadow over the significant achievements by President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik during his current trip to China are baseless and insincere.”
Abbas further pointed out that President Waheed had initially invited MDP to join the government in February and had even reserved some ministerial portfolios for the party. However, MDP had chosen to be obstinate, incite unrest and adopt a “violent philosophy,” Abbas alleged. In addition, MDP had undermined the harmony in Male, stymied President Waheed from delivering the presidential address in Parliament, used obscene language and resorted to quite embarrassing acts.
President Waheed had decided to reject MDP’s to request to join his coalition government, which had been lauded by the parties of the coalition.