Housing Minister Aiminath Athifa Shakoor has allegedly submitted her letter of resignation to President Ibrahim Solih due to medical reasons and her resignation is to be announced sometime within the next 24 hours. Athifa Shakoor, who occupies the Coalition government MRM’s slot has been subjected to immense political pressure following growing calls to hand over the 7,000 social housing units to its rightful owners. Speaker of the Parliament former President Mohamed Nasheed has also criticized Minister Athifa Shakoor.
Athifa will make the second Minister to resign following former Gender minister Shidhatha who resigned after multiple cases of mismanagement and negligence rose under her watch. The resignation comes at a time when tension between the parliament, executive powers and the coalition members is at an all-time high with coalition members arguing over their right to government control.