Maldivians have begun signing an online petition to impeach the Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed and Vice Speaker Eva Abdullah.

The petition titled '#ImpeachNasheed was put up on the popular petition site by the user account under the name of 'Dhivehi Raaje'.

It read that the former president and current speaker of parliament Mohamed Nasheed has been continuously mocking the Maldivian people by challenging our social and Islamic values.

It said that today he defends immorality and is trying to bring down the whole country.

The petition called upon all members of parliament to Impeach the speaker Mohamed Nasheed and the Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla.

So far, 276 people have signed the petition which began collecting virtual signatures last night.

Also, the topic is trending on Twitter under #ImpeachNasheed.

This 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.