Reference No: 09/02/2012
17 February 2012
MDP to Hold Peaceful Political Activity Until Early Election Date Announcement
Maldivian Democratic Party thanks H.E. Mr. Ranjan Mathai, India’s Foreign Secretary for visiting the Maldives at this very critical juncture and appreciates the best efforts of H.E Mr. Mathai to contribute to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives.
The MDP regrets that Dr. Waheed’s regime did not respect the agreements reached in the negotiations held between the political parties in the past week mediated by H.E. Mr. Mathai.
The Maldivian Democratic Party will hold the peaceful rally that was planned for Friday, 17 February. The Party also shall continue facilitating peaceful political activity among the people of the Maldives until Dr. Waheed’s regime confirms all party concurrence and clarity on an early election date.
The Maldivian Democratic Party calls on the Maldives Police Service and the Maldives National Defence Force to act with restraint and to respect the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Hamid Abdul Ghafoor
Spokesperson, International Affairs