LPDF: Dbaiba Wants Deal to Remain in Power

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Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba
Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba

A member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), Ahmed Al-Sharkasi said that the Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, is looking for a deal to remain in power.

In a tweet, Al-Sharkasi said: “This man came out yesterday wielding the sword of extension, and demanded a referendum, even after thirty years, to leave.”

He asked: “Is there anyone convinced that he is fighting for the elections? This man is fighting for survival and wants to conclude a deal in which he remains alone in power without representatives, a state, or institutions with him.”

The LPDF member continued: “He wants to stay and lie to people that there will be no wars during his reign, as if the four wars that took place during his reign were a game. I repeat, whoever owns the money and the decision owns everything, and this man rapes both of them.”

On Monday, Dbaiba stressed that he “will not step down from power until after a constitution is drawn up for the country, even if it takes 30 years.”

Addressing the ‘First National Forum of Al-Mukhtars of Libya,’ Dbaiba said that “Our slogan at the current stage is no wars and no return to fighting again. We have wasted our country’s resources for a cheap price in the past years, although our natural wealth is sufficient to meet all of our people’s demands. We want to reach a consensus over the constitution that will lead to elections, and whoever is elected, we will respect him and hand power over to him.”

The Premier stressed that “there is no way out of the Libyan crisis, except by drafting a constitution approved by Libyans as the main step for elections, even if this takes 10, 15, or 30 years to come true.”