Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has voiced his disapproval to change the governance system from a presidential system to a parliamentary system as the debate about the system heated overnight with a startling message from the speaker of the parliament.
The Speaker of the Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed had messaged President Ibrahim Mohamed requesting to dissolve the government and forgo the 2023 presidential elections. Instead, the speaker had proposed the President change the governance system to a parliamentary system and making him the Prime Minister of the subsequent government.
Tweeting on the subject, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom had said that the current system of governance was overwhelmingly decided by the country's people and that it cannot be just changed at every whim.
Meanwhile, MP for Maradhoo Constituency Ibrahim Shareef said that neither the President nor the Speaker has the power to change the country's governance system at will.
The MDP MP said that only the people can change the country's governance system and that power lies with their decision.
He said that the decision was made through a public referendum and that it cannot be reverted without a public vote on the matter.