People’s Alliance (PA) party leader Abdullah Yameen has told local media that he will cooperate with Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) leader Ahmed Thasmeen Ali, despite the fellow opposition head’s involvement in factional infighting with certain former political allies.
Thasmeen has been engaged in a war of words with some serving and former DRP members, who have formed a faction called the Z-DRP in support of Yameen’s half brother and former national President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
Newspaper Miadhu reported that Yameen has claimed he will nonetheless work together with Thasmeen on matters opposing the government, even with the DRP head engaged in a war of words with the Z-DRP.
The PA leader was reported as stating that he would work with any members of the DRP or Z-DRP to hold the government accountable for their actions
The Z-DRP faction is headed by serving DRP MPs like Ahmed Nihan and Ahmed Mahlouf, as well as the party’s dismissed Deputy Leader Umar Naseer and Gayoom.
Yaameen was unavailable for comment when contacted by Minivan News concerning the comments.