Majlis Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed has claimed that “we are in the fog of a coup d’état” during an interview on Sangu TV about the events of February 7, 2012.
He mentioned that the decision of his former Vice President, Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, to replace him as President until the end of the presidential term was an example of this “fog of the coup”.
He also alleged that the 2013 presidential election results were “fraudulent”.
President Nasheed had said that he would “never forget” what “the present-day political allies of the MDP” had done in the past.
All of the political leaders who had opposed Nasheed nearly a decade ago have allied together with the ruling MDP, Nasheed’s party, as a Coalition. Nasheed said that all he wished for was for the “party who had done harm to ask for forgiveness, and the party who had received the harm to forgive them”.
Nasheed said that the fact that the MDP was now allied with former political enemies should not stop the government from pursuing with important work to be done in society and other fronts.
He said that he would not stop speaking about the “coup” that had caused him to resign, and that he would work towards “changing things for the better”.