A video posted on Facebook has revealed the amount of pressure that the members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly in the city of Al-Bayda were subjected to in order to delay the vote on the draft Libyan constitution.
Chief of Bayda Security Department, Khaled Bosta, appeared in the video ordering members of the Constituent Assembly to delay the vote on the draft until it is approved by Khalifa Haftar, the General Commander of Dignity Operation.
“This is the instruction of the General Commander, do not vote on the draft constitution today until he see it and reply back to you”, Bosta told the members.
However, members of the Constituent Assembly neglected his order and voted by a majority of 43 members out of 44 on July 29.
Speaking to Tanasuh TV, member of the Constituent Assembly Etmaad Al-Musallati said Bosta opened the doors for the protesters to storm the hall after the vote.