Maafannu-West MP Abdulla Abdul Raheem has announced his decision to switch parties for a third time, reports Haveeru, although the Dhivehi Rayithunge Party (DRP) member has not revealed which party he intends to join.
Raheem, who is currently in Sri Lanka, said that he had informed the party of his decision on May 31.
He claimed to have been restricted from speaking in the Majlis after going against the DRP’s official line when commenting on the recent media council.
Raheem had previously left the DRP for the then-ruling MDP before re-crossing the floor at the end of March.
Haveeru believes Raheem may join the Jumhooree Party (JP) which today announced that it expects its representation in the Majlis to have increased by the end of a special signing ceremony scheduled for this Saturday.
The party’s Registrar General Mohamed ‘Inthi’ Imthiyaz told Haveeru that many MPs would be signing, adding to the four seats they currently hold, as well as 1000 new members.
Inthi promised that the JP would hold an even larger ceremony at the artificial beach in July, adding that the only limit on the flood of new party members was the time the Elections Commission (EC) took to process the forms.