Al-Majbri withdraws from Presidential Council amid claims of lack of security

Al-Majbri withdraws from Presidential Council amid claims of lack of security

July 19, 2018 - 12:23
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Written By: NewsDesk

The Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fathi Al-Majbri, announced Wednesday his withdrawal from the PC, describing Tripoli as no longer being a political city.

Al-Majbri said on Libya Al-Hadat TV, which is owned by warlord Haftar’s family, that specific militias are already in control of the security and military agencies in Tripoli, adding that these groups have eliminated any hope to protect the Presidential Council and its government.

He also claimed that the Presidential Guard has been eliminated by these militias in one night without firing a shot.

Al-Majbri’s withdrawal came after a raid on his house in Tripoli by security forces after his public approval of Haftar’s handover of oil ports to the eastern parallel government despite worldwide rejection.

Al-Majbri, a puppet of Haftar, claimed that around 50 gunmen attacked his house in a bid to arrest him, but his bodyguards were able to respond to the attacking group resulting in one of them being injured.

Al-Majbri sparked nationwide fury last May after being accused of embezzling more than 900 million Libyan dinars. The Libyan Audit Bureau revealed in its 2017 report that the cost of office furniture and equipment of Al-Majbri was LYD 943.117 dinars, which was regarded as embezzlement. Al-Majbri did not respond to these accusations.