President Nasheed of the Maldives has recently indicated his willingness to take to the streets and protest against the government, following disagreements within the parliament. The issue stems from a decision made by the Jumhoory party, which has chosen to contest in the 2023 elections rather than supporting President Solih.
Parliament members loyal to President Solih have expressed their belief that political appointees from the Jumhoory party should be removed from their positions due to the party's change in allegiance. In response to these concerns, President Nasheed took to the official WhatsApp group of the parliament to defend the Jumhoory party, asserting that they would not face a dire situation as a result of their decision.
In his message, President Nasheed suggested that the government's actions were pushing people to protest on the streets. He reminisced about his own experiences with incarceration and police brutality, stating that he is prepared to face such challenges again if necessary.
The escalating tension between President Nasheed and President Solih highlights the growing political unrest in the Maldives, as parties shift their alliances and vie for power ahead of the 2023 elections. It remains to be seen how this discord will affect the political landscape and whether President Nasheed's potential protest will gain traction among the public.