Adam Shareef: Justice MDP advocates for has become a bitter pill for Nasheed

PNC deputy leader, Maduvvari MP Adam Shareef Umar. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

PNC deputy leader, Maduvvari MP Adam Shareef Umar says the justice MDP advocates for has become a bitter pill for its leader, former President Mohamed Nasheed.

In an interview to Sun, Adam Shareef said that Nasheed has yet to receive justice in relation to the attempt on his life in the IED attack last May, and that it is of immense concern to him.

“President Nasheed knows, and he has been saying that there’s no confidence he will survive, if he returns to Maldives. That he won’t be killed. So, given the delay in justice and lack of action Nasheed wants from this government, Nasheed has come to realize he’s not safe here,” he said.

Adam Shareef said Nasheed now realizes the current administration is incapable of saving Maldives from the threat of terrorism.

He said that Nasheed therefore wants to join a team which can effectively work to combat terrorism.

“Nasheed believes the best party to combat extremism is our party. And Nasheed has now come to support the terrorism related policies President Yameen adopted. Nasheed himself knows that the capability to rule Maldives effectively lies with Yameen. I believe Nasheed therefore wishes to partner to combat terrorism,” he said.

South Galolhu MP Mickail Ahmed Naseem recently told Sun Nasheed’s vision for Maldives’ future has become clearer since the attempt on his life, and that he now believes the right to life must be prioritized over political needs.