The former speaker of the General National Congress and Leader of the Ya Baladi Party, Nuri Abu Sahmain, said on Saturday that he had received an offer to be a member of the new Presidential Council for the western region, pointing out that the UN Mission contacted him before April 04, 2019 to attend the Ghadames conference.
Speaking to a group of politicians, activists and media organizations in Tripoli to discuss the current situation in Libya, Abu Sahmain explained that he requested the UN Mission to provide the agenda and the details for that conference, but he didn’t obtain any clarifications.
Commenting on the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, to be held in Tunisia this week, he challenged the participants to know the agenda.
Abu Sahmain reviewed during the Saturday meeting, the party’s vision of recent political events, giving a briefing on his visits and dialogues with some countries and organizations and Libyan personalities.
He described the party in his speech as “an ambition for sincere patriots to express their hopes and fulfill their needs”, explaining that the establishment of the party came as a result of the complexity of the political scene in the last five years.
He clarified that the Ya Baladi Party is working on taking advantage of the previous governments' mistakes in the political experience, the sovereignty of the homeland and the fragmentation that occurred, pointing out that there are some basics and principles will be refocused on in a pragmatic way.
He also expressed his hope that the same mistakes that imposed a bitter reality on the Libyan people from the distress of living, the war on Tripoli and the violation of national sovereignty would not be repeated.
In response to a political blogger’s request to hold Abu Sahmain accountable for the “millions” he paid to the Benghazi and Derna revolutionaries during the Benghazi war, he said that he feared being held accountable for lack of support them against Khalifa Haftar's militias, expressing his regret at the lack of support had led to the loss of the two cities.