Minister of Defense Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon has affirmed his commitment to protecting President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu.
The minister also assured that the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), its members, and supporters were united in support of President Muizzu.
Following his uncle, former President Abdulla Yameen's announcement on Friday, November 24, regarding his decision to exit the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) to form his own political party, Ghassan, via X, stated that PPM and its members were united in support of President Muizzu.
"We have joined hands, and are committed to protect President Muizzu's administration with courage and honesty, and we urge all well-wishing Maldivian citizens who love their nation to stand firm with President Muizzu," Ghassan said.
Both Ghassan and his uncle, Yameen had shared strong rapport even after Ghassan's father and Yameen's elder half-brother, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was jailed during Yameen's presidency.
Though Maumoon founded PPM after exiting Dhivehi-Rayyithunge Party (DRP), Yameen later took over the leadership of the party and dismissed his half-brother. Despite all political transpirations, Ghassan remained with his uncle.
After Yameen declared his intention to form a new political party, several ministers of the current government have begun announcing their support for President Muizzu and his administration.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer also announced his solidarity with President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu-- Photo: President's Office
Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer on X said that the cabinet and PPM/PNC leadership have already begun serving the Maldivian public as per their wishes.
Minister Zameer also assured that he along with other members of the cabinet will remain committed behind President Muizzu to implement his administration's policies.
"This is the only path for prosperity and happiness for the Maldivian nation and its citizens. The hope and aspirations of the nation and its people are bigger than any one individual," Minister Zameer added.
Former President Abdulla Yameen's lead advocate Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed while speaking on a Channel 13 program on Thursday evening, November 23, said that the PPM/PNC leadership had distanced themselves from Yameen.
Jameel added that the ruling coalition's leadership had betrayed the trust of the former president.