Shuaib Ali (Furahani Shuaib) one of the founding members of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), and former Nolhivaram MP Hussain Areef have joined Maldives Development Alliance (MDA).
Shuaib, Areef, along with additional politicians Mohamed Abbas, Ibrahim Hussain, and Ibrahim Afrah, joined MDA on Wednesday.
In a press conference by MDA on Wednesday evening, MDA’s leader, Meedhoo MP Ahmed Siyam Mohamed described the new members as people selfless individuals who prioritized public service above all.
“How is that they, too, had to join this party? They aren’t working to line their own pockets. They aren’t working for personal gain. [They are working for] the state, the Maldivian people,” he said.
Speaking to press, Shuaib described Siyam as a forward-thinking and visionary leader.
“I looked to see who would work for a prosperous future for the Maldivian people with sincerity and purpose, and with courage. Which party would deliver the religion of Islam and our beloved nation to our children, and our children’s children,” he said.
Areef said Siyam wasn’t someone who would wish ill on anyone. He said he was committed to working with MDA to provide a future of justice and fairness for the Maldivian people.
MDA hosted the press conference following a national council meeting earlier Wednesday, during which the party discussed strengthening its management.