Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s Vice President Abdul Raheem Abdulla says the party did not hang flags on the roads.
He said this while speaking at a press conference at PPM’s office on Sunday.
Responding to a question by a journalist regarding some flags and banners which obstructed CCTV cameras put up by the police, Abdul Raheem said that PPM did not hang any flags or banners on the road. He said that he believes the flags and banners were put up by supporters of the party.
“PPM did not hang any flags on the roads. The party flags on the roads were probably put up by party supporters. PPM did not request anyone to put up flags or banners”, Abdul Raheem said.
On July 31, Police released a press release stating that the flags and banners were obstructing the view of the CCTV cameras put up by police for surveillance. This hinders the security operations carried out by the police to maintain safety in the capital, it read.
Police called on all to ensure that their actions do not result in hindering the police from carrying out their work.
While police had appealed the public to be cautious about hanging flags and banners, it can be seen that only ruling party PPM’s flags and banners have been put up on roads in Male’ and Hulhumale’.
Meanwhile, the opposition alliance had begun putting up posters of their presidential candidate pair on the walls in Male’ and Hulhumale’ on August 3.