Libyan Army Urges Libyans to Agree on Electoral Roadmap

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the Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub
the Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub

On Sunday, the Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub announced that “the leadership is waiting for the position of the national and political forces to agree on a roadmap leading to elections.”

In press statements, Al-Mahjoub warned of “bad scenarios,” indicating that they would “serve as a real warning to take important decisions.”

He denied rumors about the LNA’s intention to announce the regional secession of Cyrenaica and Fezzan from Tripoli, saying: “Those repeating these lies want to question the LNA General Command, and that it could adopt a separatist approach out of a desire to rule. This is not true, and the General Command’s motto is national unity, and a single unified Libya.”

On Saturday, the Commander-in-Chief of the LNA, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said that “the unity of Libya is a red line, and we will never allow any encroachment on it.”

During his speech on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Libya’s independence, he confirmed that “the LNA General Command announces a final opportunity through which a roadmap is drawn, and elections are held.”

“Libya is still one and indivisible,” warning “those who try to harm it,” Haftar noted.

“We recall that we are the first to call for free, fair, and transparent elections, and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) must shoulder its responsibility to solve the Libyan crisis,” Haftar confirmed.

“We stress the necessity of the equitable distribution of oil revenues, without marginalization,” he pointed out.

“The Libyans are the only ones capable of solving their problems and reaching a single unified Libyan state. There must be tolerance and a renunciation of violence. Religious and media discourse must be changed to unify the ranks of the Libyan nation. We call on all cities and regions of western Libya to a Libyan-Libyan dialogue, and to reunite the people,” the LNA Commander stated

“The Libyan people place full responsibility on those who separated them and illegally handed over a citizen. We assure the family of Abu Ajila Masoud (who was handed over to the US over his alleged involvement in the 1988-Lockerbie bombing) that we will not leave them, and we demand a briefing on the circumstances of his arrest,” he stressed.