London 10 January 2017 – The Maldives United Opposition (MUO) has appointed Ms. Sifa Mohamed to the post of Deputy Leader. Ms. Sifa Mohamed is the Maldives United Opposition’s Shadow Minister of Education and also serves as Deputy Mayor and Council Member of Male’ City, as well as President of the Women’s Wing, and member of the National Council of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). Ms. Sifa Mohamed had earlier served as the country’s Minister of Education in the MDP government.
The Maldives United Opposition highly appreciates the leadership and hard work contributed by former Deputy Leader of the MUO, Mr. Ali Waheed, who resigned on 28 November 2016. The MUO commends his diligent services, especially for fostering courage, vigour and enthusiasm among supporters.
The Maldives United Opposition shall prevail in uniting the opposition and working to restore democracy in the Maldives. The MUO also shall exert every effort to attain constitutionally stipulated rights including the Maldivian people’s right to free, fair transparent, credible and inclusive elections.