PNC President Abdul Raheem Abdullah has alleged that incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is the “root of all corruption in the Maldives”. At a special meeting held at the People’s National Congress Office, the acting leader of the opposition Progressive Congress Coalition criticized President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration for its lackluster efforts in addressing the rampant corruption within itself.
Speaking to the public, PNC President Abdul Raheem Abdulla remarked on the ongoing allegations of corruption against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. In his speech PNC President Abdul Raheem Abdulla said “ We are hearing from within the Parliament, from the street corners, from shops and hotels that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took MVR 37 million (from MMPRC). So we know that the root of all corruption in the Maldives is President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.”.
Allegations of corruption against President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been floating around since before his election to the executive office with former Vice-president and the mastermind of MMPRC corruption scandal Ahmed Adeeb alleging that MVR 37 million was “gifted” to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih who was then opposition PG leader.
In 2019 the Anti-Corruption Commission of Maldives investigated an alleged €4.2 million being deposited into President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s account by Indian Adani group. Though the Anti-corruption watchdog ACC decided against continuing the investigation, the Adani group has been showing interest in managing the controversial Gulhifalhu port which is being reclaimed and developed under President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government.