The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has requested the Parliament to conduct a public inquiry into allegations against former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government. 

These allegations raised during Solih’s tenure, include potential threats to national security and sovereignty, with specific emphasis on the stationing of Indian soldiers in the Maldives, loss of territorial waters, and instances of state-sponsored corruption.

Abdul Mughnee, MP for North Thinadhoo, presented the resolution in Parliament, following its unanimous endorsement at the MDP’s national council meeting in Ukulhas, Alifu Alifu Atoll. This move comes as a response to public outcry and demands for clarity on the matters that reportedly endangered national security and sovereignty.

The resolution’s objectives, which extend beyond investigation, aim to uphold peace and harmony in the Maldives. It responds to claims propagated by the then opposition, PPM-PNC, which were highly influential in the recent presidential election and partly contributed to the defeat of President Solih at the polls.

In line with the MDP’s commitment to democratic governance and accountability, the party is also forming committees for the upcoming parliamentary elections and ensuring government accountability. During its recent meeting, the MDP national council granted authority to the chairperson for forming MDP committees and appointed Solih as the party’s interim president, with Mohamed Rasheed elected as the parliamentary group leader.

This inquiry signifies the MDP’s dedication to transparency and addressing public concerns, marking a proactive approach in the wake of the recent governmental transition.