Councilwoman Nahula denies orchestrating threats against fellow councilors

Male' City councilwoman Nahula Ali. (Photo/Facebook/Nahula Ali)

Councilwoman Nahula Ali, the councilor elected for the Vilimale’ seat of the Male’ City Council has denied the allegations she orchestrated threats against several other councilors.

The complaint against Nahula was lodged with Male’ City Council by Saif Mohamed Fathih, who represents the North Galolhu constituency. This complaint stated that a group of Councilors who went to suburban Vilimale’ on council work was threatened and prevented from fulfilling their duties by a group of people claiming to be working at Nahula’s orders.

It was announced earlier that Male’ City Council had made the decision to request Local Government Authority (LGA) to investigate and take action against Nahula in connection to the case.

Nahula responded to the allegations today through a Facebook post on her Facebook page – stressing that she had not orchestrated threats against any other person. She also explained she was on leave from office on the day the councilors had gone to Villingili – and that this would be evident on records.

She further noted that the Male’ City Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu had not informed her of the visit in the first place.

“I had no idea who was coming – or whether anyone was actually coming. I have not threatened anyone through anyone from Villimale’,” Nahula had said.

She also added that she does not believe a resident of Villimale’ would commit such an act. But she gave assurance that she would corporate with any investigative bodies over the case and share the updates with the media afterward.

Nahula also noted that she would not make any other comments with respect to any other Councilors or the Mayor in her capacity as PPM-elect Councilor. 

At a meeting last week, Mariyam Reehan Nazim, who represents the Central Galolhu constituency, presented a motion to accept the complaint and ask LGA to investigate and take action against Nahula. The motion was seconded by Deputy Mayor Ahmed Nareesh.

The motion to request LGA to investigate and take action against Nahula passed with the vote of 16 out of 17 councilors in attendance at the meeting. Only one councilor voted against the motion.