New York - The leader of the Party of Authenticity (PAM) has promised to restore WhatsApp in Morocco if his party wins the upcoming legislative elections.
New York – The leader of the Party of Authenticity (PAM) has promised to restore WhatsApp in Morocco if his party wins the upcoming legislative elections.
Politicians are famous for promising things to be elected head of the Moroccan government during the legislative elections scheduled to take place on October 7.
American presidential candidate Herbert Hoover promised a “chicken in every pot” in 1928 just before the Great Depression.
More recently, U. S. President Barack Obama in 2008 promised “hope and change.”
But Moroccan politician, Ilyas El Omari, is more practical. Yesterday, at a news conference, El Omari, secretary general of PAM, promised that if his party is elected and he becomes the head of government, Moroccan citizens will be able to make calls on WhatsApp!
El Omari did not provide any detail how he would keep his promise to restore phone service on WhatsApp.
The hopeful politician did not say anything about unblocking Skype, Viber, Facebook Messenger and all the other VoIP-based communication systems.
Morocco telecom providers collectively decided to restrict the use of VoIP-based systems back in January of this year.
Many Moroccans have adapted to this loss by downloading various alternatives or using IP-altering programs like Hotspot Shield.
Maroc Telecom, Inwi, and Meditel all colluded to restrict VoIP usage and have not reversed this decision since January.
El Omari’s party hopes to be successful in the general national elections scheduled to be held on October 7.
The Justice and Development Party is currently ruling party since forming a coalition in November 2011. PJD advocates Islamism and Islamic democracy.
PAM, said El Omari in a recent interview with al Horra, stands “for the separation of religion from politics.”
“If the aforementioned means secularism, then we are secular.”
“We stand for the concept of civil state, not a religious one,” El Omari said.
If elected, many Moroccans, both citizens and business people, would like to be reconnected to the international world on WhatsApp and the other telecom systems, which are not working.