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- Vice President praises Nelson Mandela as a model of leadership for equality and rights
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Release of CoNI report should be an opportunity for an unified effort to restore stability: Gayoom
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that the anticipated release, later in the week, of the report of the findings of the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) into the circumstances surrounding the transfer of executive office on 7 February 2012 should be a platform for conciliation among all political parties and actors in the Maldives, and for a unified nationwide effort to restore normalcy and stability in the country. The Former President made this remark in a statement released yesterday.
Former President Gayoom said that he is confident that the doubts raised by self-interested elements over the legality of the transfer of power on that day will finally be laid to rest with the release of the CoNI report.
“This occasion, I believe, must be seen as an opportunity to redirect our attention to more pressing national issues such as the resurrection of our economy from its present ebb, the consolidation of democratic values, the upholding of the rule of law and the rooting out of corruption,” he said.
As someone who had played a major role in ushering in modern liberal democracy in the Maldives in his capacity as the then President of the country, he called on all political parties and the people to seize this opportunity by putting the interests of our beloved nation first.
“In fact, I firmly believe that Nation First must become from now on the key theme of all our endeavours. At this critical juncture in our history, we shoulder the responsibility of driving the nation forward and thereby ensuring a brighter future for our successive generations. Bearing this in mind, I call on all political parties to respond positively to the President’s invitation to resume multi-party talks to agree on the way forward,” he said.
The former President Gayoom further said that peace, stability, and concerted national effort are prerequisites of progress. We can no longer afford to repeat the mistakes of recent years. He stressed that there should be no room for the agents of division and political unrest.
“We must all uphold the rule of law, strengthen democratic values and respect human rights. Indeed, we cannot jeopardize our future,” he said.