Idhrees Abubakur, chair of the Faafu Atoll Council, has resigned from his post and as a councillor.
Sun Online reports Idhrees, who represents the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), as saying that he resigned because of a “serious matter,” which he would reveal in the near future.
An unnamed MDP councillor however insisted that Idhrees resigned because of an impending no-confidence motion against him. The ruling party has a majority on the Faafu Atoll Council.
Idhrees had previously survived a no-confidence motion by a narrow margin.