MP Hassan Adil reportedly to leave MDP

MP Hassan Adil is set to announce his decision to leave the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) over the next week, according to local media reports.

Sun Online today quoted Adil as saying he was “not at all happy” with how the MDP was presently being run and was considering switching his allegiance to an unspecified party.

Adil, who as acquitted of child abuse charges by the Criminal Court back in March over a lack of evidence, would become the fourth MP to leave the party since February’s controversial transfer of power.

MPs Alhan Fahmy, Abdulla Abdul Raheem and Shifag ‘Histo’ Mufeed have all transferred to other parties in recent months.

MP Adil originally joined the MDP from the then-opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP).