Jumhooree Party (JP) has decided to prepone the date of their congress.
JP’s secretary general Ahmed Sameer said the party’s steering committee decided to prepone their third congress on Wednesday night.
The congress is now scheduled to be held from June 21 to 22 in Paradise Island Resort, Sameer said.
It was earlier scheduled to be held from June 28 to 29.
Sameer said they requested many state institutions to provide a venue for JP to hold their congress; however none of the institutions cooperated with the party, and instead denied them a venue.
Sameer said they sent written requests to all institutions, but one of the institutions responded by a phone call, stating that they cannot provide a venue for the congress.
Letters were send to the education ministry, requesting them to allow JP to use one of the school halls for the congress, however the ministry did not respond to the request either, Sameer said.
Sameer said while venues were easily provided and organized for events held by President Abdulla Yameen’s government, it was not facilitated to the opposition. The government influences the institutions to such a great deal, that the institutions refuse to cooperate with the opposition, he said.