Former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed has stated that Addu Mayor Ali Nizar’s integrity has come into question.
Dhiyares recently reported on messages between ex-Vice President Ahmed Adeeb and Ali Nizar, during Nizar’s time as a member of the 18th parliament.
The messages were recovered from Adeeb's phone by Faraday Forensics in the United Kingdom. An associate of former President and incumbent Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed provided the messages to Dhiyares.
The messages indicate that Nizar has taken money from Adeeb on several occasions. In 2014, Nizar texted Adeeb that he requires a major factor in order to repay a debt. In response, Adeeb asked how much he needed.
Dr. Jameel claimed that Nizar’s integrity has become questionable. He added that while he claims to be a lover of democracy, it is now too late to step aside in order to not embarrass the residents of Addu.
“Nizar’s integrity has become questionable. He says he loves democracy. It is now too late to step aside to save Addu citizens from embarrassment. This matter will end unpleasantly”, said Dr. Jameel.
Nizar is included on the list of those suspected to be involved in the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) corruption case published by the Asset Recovery Commission established by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Speaking on the matter, Nizar claimed that he was being accused to damage his reputation.