People’s National Congress (PNC) Chairperson Abdul Raheem Abdulla has said that the people, in delivering the party an overwhelming majority in parliament, have given PNC the power to amend the Constitution if need be, in order for the administration to deliver what they need.

Speaking to local media, the Member of Parliament-Elect for Fonadhoo, Abdulla said he did not see the passage of bills by the administration as a “rubber stamp” but as a fulfilment of responsibility.

“The people said we should serve them even if it comes to amending the constitution, so they gave us that much majority,” he said.

He added that the people had given the administration the power to make amendments to the Constitution with a view to overcome any hurdles that stand in the way of benefit to the country and its people.

The people will see a parliament that works for their benefit, Abdulla said.

Abdulla, currently President Mohamed Muizzu’s most senior advisor, was one of the leading figures of the PNC coalition when it was in opposition.

The current opposition, in the lead-up to the elections, had said that the administration would make sweeping changes to the Constitution should they win a clear majority in parliament; an action the administration had described as an anti-administration campaign.