Jumhooree Party (JP)’s Secretary General Ahmed Sameer said the opposition will soon chose a single candidate to compete in the presidential elections and when that candidate is revealed, they cannot be ‘touched’ by President Abdulla Yameen.
Speaking at Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s campaign site on Friday, Sameer said a single candidate would be chosen by the opposition to compete against President Yameen in the presidential elections this year.
Noting that the parties’ work is progressing at a remarkable speed, Sameer said those viewing the party through ‘President Yameen’s eyes’ might see them weak, though this is far from the truth.
The people will see the kind of governance they have been waiting for at the hands of the candidate chosen by the opposition, Sameer said.
“By the Will of God, we will soon rise with our chosen candidate. However, our candidate wouldn’t be within reach of President Yameen. We will remove President Yameen from power, free the Elections Commission and proceed with one single candidate chosen by the opposition”, Sameer said.
Sameer said saving the country from oppression will always be the opposition’s priority. The government established by the opposition will be one that puts forth kindness and caters to all the people and their views.
However the government established by the opposition will also investigate all the cases of theft, corruption and other crimes committed during President Yameen’s rule, and will establish justice and put President Yameen behind bars where he rightfully belongs, Sameer said.
Sameer said the current government is standing due to some officers of the security forces, who are obeying unlawful orders.
“We pray that they (security force officers) see the right way and return back to serve as they promised in their oath. We want the Parliament to be free of influence, we want the security forces to back the people of the country and return back to Article 105 of the Constitution”, Sameer said.