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Military came to me and said they want to have a counter-coup- Nasheed
Not a single officer who wants Nasheed back in office- Kuwa Mohodhey
Former President Mohamed Nasheed has alleged that the within days of him being ousted from office in the alleged coup, sections of the military offered to stage a “counter-coup” and reinstate him as the President again.
Nasheed said this while speaking on consolidation of democracy in Maldives at the Observer Research Foundation in the Indian capital New Delhi.
The former President said that after a week since he was “forced to quit”, a section of the military came to him and offered to stage a counter-coup to install him back to power. He said that he told the two generals who came to him not to waste their time.
“A few days after the coup of Feb. 7, I was approached by some Maldivian military officials wanting to carry out a counter-coup and install me as president again. I refused and asked them not to waste my time,” Nasheed said.
He said that he refused the military offers of a couter coup due to his strong democratic roots. He added that brute force is wrong, even if it is him who does it or others.
Reiterating his calls for early elections, Nasheed claimed that “Islamic radicals are now taking control of the Maldives in the absence of an elected government.” He said that if the alleged radicals gains control of the country, “it will not only pose a threat to Maldivians, but also to other nations of the region and to the enormous maritime trade that passes through the shipping lanes close to Maldives.”
Meanwhile, Mohamed Yusuf (Kuwa Mohodhey) said that Nasheed’s allegation of the offer of a counter coup by some military generals is a blatant lie.
He said that there is not a single Police officer nor a single Military officer who would want Nasheed installed back as the head of the government.