An online petition to impeach the Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed and Vice Speaker Eva Abdullah has started gaining momentum across the Maldives. The petition titled ‘#ImpeachNasheed’ was put up on the popular petition site change.org recently.
The petition states that the former President and current Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed have been continuously degrading the Maldivian people by challenging our social and Islamic values. Moreover, the petition claims that Nasheed defends immorality and is trying to bring down the whole country. The petition further called upon all members of Parliament to impeach Speaker Mohamed Nasheed and Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla.
The petition comes after Nasheed made serious allegations against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claiming that he had incriminating evidence of President Solih having an affair with a local girl. So far, 276 people have signed the petition which began collecting virtual signatures two days ago.