Libya: Dbeibah says he will only resign if elections take place

Libya: Dbeibah says he will only resign if elections take place

The head of Libya’s Tripoli-based government, Abdulhamid Al-Dbeibah said on December 23 that he would only resign if elections take place, according to The Libya Observer

The country is highly divided and lacking peace, emphasised by two rival factions being established in the east and west. 

The Government of National Unity (GNU) chief made the remarks during a Government Communication Forum in the Libyan capital and also noted the importance it was for the country not to descend into further division and that “god brought me to the head of the government”. 

Dbeibah added,“I love this country and I am working for it and its people. My motto is ‘no to wars and conflicts’.” 

READ: Top official says Libya closer to elections

Senior officials in Libya have hinted that elections could take place soon after an array of dither and delay. 

The Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily highlighted the progress that was made by the two administrations in solving the election fiasco but noted that a lot of work still had to be done.   

Mr Dbeibah was asked if he would present himself as a candidate in said elections to which he said that he would have to consult his wife and family before making a definite decision. 

The Libyan leader was also pressed on the possibility that Seif al-Islam Al-Gaddafi, son of the late Muammar Gaddafi, could run.  

He responded by saying he has no issue with a potential candidacy as long as, “the Libyan people agree to it and if there are no legal impediments.” 

The Libya Observer


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