Application re-submitted to register National Solidarity Party

Abdulla Kamaluddin (CL) with former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (CR). (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Abdulla Kamaluddin (AK), who served as a government minister during former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s administration, has re-submitted his application to the Elections Commission (EC) to register National Solidarity Party (NSP).

Kamaluddin left Maumoon’s Maldives Reform Movement and applied to form his new party NSP on July 11. However, his application was rejected by EC citing failure to meet criteria, as his name remained on the party’s register even after he left the party.

Kamaluddin told Sun this Saturday that he re-submitted the application to register NSP last Thursday.

Kamaluddin left MRM – a government coalition partner - in late June.

In a statement regarding his decision to leave MRM and form a new political party, Kamaluddin said that some national issues remain unsolved despite the people being empowered and the powers of the state being separated under the Constitution.

He said he therefore saw the need for the birth of a new political philosophy to honor Islam, safeguard Maldives’ independence, empower the people with civil liberties, and strengthen social welfare.

As Kamaluddin and former MRM politicians move to form NSP, former JP deputy leader, Dhangethi MP Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim was also recently granted permission to form a new political party – Maldives National Party (MNP).