President of the Elections Commission, Ahmed Shareef Adam has resigned from the post. Shareef made the announcement via a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon.
In his tweet, Shareef assured that he would continue to serve the public despite his resignation. He said he is happy to have provided sincere services in organizing the most recent national elections.
Shareef was appointed as a member of the Elections Commission on 6 March 2018. He had also served as the Secretary-General of the Commission prior to that. Shareef has previously said he would seek a political career after resigning from the commission.
Answering a question regarding his resignation, Shareef told AVAS that he tendered his resignation as he received an offer to fill an important government post. However, he did not give any details.
"Any decision I make, I make after weighing all options. Let us see how my services will be offered in the future," said Shareef.
Shareef, who has previously served as an atoll preside as well as principals of local schools said the three years he spent in the Elections Commission are both the happiest and saddest years of his life.
"As you would know, during the last presidential election, heavy criticism was aimed at me, and several accusations were made. I will not forget those incidents," said Shareef, recalling allegations made by the opposing coalition following the 2018 presidential election.