Meera Laila Nasheed, daughter of former President Mohamed Nasheed, has taken to Twitter to voice her concerns about the ongoing rift between her father and current President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Meera, who refers to President Solih as "Ibu" or "Ibudhonbe," used to consider him a close friend of the family. However, she now feels that he has betrayed them, especially in the aftermath of the May 21 attack against President Nasheed.
Meera shared memories of growing up with President Solih's children and spending countless weekends at his house. Despite this close relationship, Meera now feels shocked and hurt by the level of disregard President Solih has shown towards her father. She described it as "absolutely shocking and painful to watch" and criticized President Solih for "using and discarding" her father.
Meera also expressed her general views on political figures, stating that she doesn't like to express opinions about her father in political matters and finds it "weird to idolize political figures." She said that public servants should be open to criticism and not treated as gods.
In her Twitter thread, Meera also highlighted the role President Solih played in bringing down her father. She stated that it was not former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom or any of his actual opposition, but rather President Solih, who was once considered part of the family, who ultimately brought President Nasheed down.
The recent Twitter thread by Meera Laila Nasheed highlights the ongoing tension between President Nasheed and President Solih, who were once close friends. The relationship between the two leaders has been the subject of much discussion and speculation in recent years, particularly in the aftermath of the May 21 attack against President Nasheed.