Nine members from Justice and Construction Party have resigned from the party. The founding members of the party blamed the party's leadership of taking decisions unilaterally without consultations with the party bloc in the GNC. They also accused it of taking decisions to obstruct the 17 February process.
The members, seven of them are from the GNC, also deplored the latest statement of the party about the helicopter downing in which it blamed the GNC and Salvation Government of being behind the deterioration of situations on the highway between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya.
The highway between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya was handed over to the so-called Tribes Army by Misrata's Al-Halboos, Al-Mahjoob and Al-Mirdas brigades. The GNC refused the handover and said it would not be responsible for any criminal acts on the highway.
The leadership of the party, the political arm of Muslim Brotherhood, is at odds with the GNC. They tried several times to sack GNC president Nuri Abu Sahmain but they failed because of the split within the party.