Vice President: Rejecting ministers amounts to obstructing the people’s decision

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu (L) and Vice President Hussain Mohamed Latheef (R) shake hands during the presidential inauguration on November 17, 2023.

Vice President Hussain Mohamed Latheef, on Monday night, has described the parliament’s decision to deny approval to some cabinet ministers appointed by President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu amounts to obstructing the people’s decision.

In a post on X, VP Latheef said that parliament’s decision was contrary to the cornerstones of democracy.

He expressed hope that the decision will be reviewed and amended.

An opposition MDP-dominated Parliament on Monday voted to deny approval to Housing Minister Dr. Ali Haidar Ahmed, Islamic Minister Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed and Attorney General Ahmed Usham.

However, President Muizzu has reappointed the three ministers to their respective ministries on Monday night.