Legendry Maldivian musician Meyna Hassaan has signed with Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), joining hands with the party’s leader Abdulla Jabir to enter politics.
Jabir, who serves as the parliamentary representative for Kaashidhoo constituency, announced Meyna Hassaan joining his party in a tweet on Tuesday night.
He described Meyna Hassaan as “Maldives’ number one legend”.
“The decision by my brother to join political work is motivating! I am one of his greatest supporters, [he is] Maldives’ number one legend!” said Jabir.
އަޅުގަނޑުގެ ބްރަދަރ މޭނާ ހައްސާން ސިޔާސީ މަސައްކަތަށް ނުކުތުމަކީ ލިބުނު ހިތްވަރެއް! އަޅުގަނޑަކީ ހައްސާންގެ އެންމެ ބޮޑު އެއް ސަޕޯޓަރ، ރާއްޖޭގެ ނަންބަރު 1 ލެޖެންޑް! ވަގުތު ނެތޭ ވަގުތު ނެތޭ! މަސައްކަތަށް އެންމެން ނުކުމޭ! ޑީއާރްޕީއަށް މަރުހަބާ! pic.twitter.com/luv9XDgsTi— Abdulla jabir (@chairmanjabir) August 4, 2020
After he put his signature on the party membership form, Meyna Hassaan embraced Jabir, and said that he intended to make DRP the most popular political party in Maldives.
“I embrace my leader tonight with good intentions to make this party the most loved party among the beloved people,” he said.
The signing ceremony took place with a television in the backdrop playing one of Meyna Hassaan’s most popular songs “Vaguthu Nethey”.
After Meyna Hassaan delivered his remarks, both he and Jabir danced to the song.
DRP was the second political party to be registered in Maldives. Jabir, who was previously a member of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), joined DRP in July 2019, and soon after took over the party’s leadership.