Male’, Maldives – The President of the Elections Commission (EC) of Maldives Ahmed Shareef has spoken in defense of his former deputy, Ahmed Akram who resigned from office on Thursday, following sexual harassment allegations.
Akram’s resignation, which was announced on Twitter by himself, was sparked following the decision of the Parliamentary Committee on Independent Institutions to remove him from office.
Retweeting Akram’s announcement, President of the Commission, Shareef captioning that Akram is a talented leader that the Elections Commission as lost, and that he is not someone who would sexually harass any employees.
He is not someone who would sexually harass any employees. Stay strong, life will bring its ups and downs.”Ahmed Shareef, President of the Elections Commission (EC) of Maldives
Akram’s resignation letter addressed to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, which was also attached in his tweet announcing his resignation, read that he does not believe that it would be appropriate to remain as a member of an independent Commission, given that the Parliamentary Committee on Independent Commissions has ruled that they do not have confidence against him any longer.
He also justified that the complaints filed against him are blatant lies, which have been submitted with the Committee deliberately intending to frame him, of which he has provided his account of events, along with proof, he said.
Akram was elected to a second term at the Elections Commission on the March of this year.