Speaking yesterday at the first meeting of the new National Oil Corporation (NOC) board of directors headed by Farhat Bengdara at the NOC’s Tripoli headquarters, incumbent caretaker Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba said changing the board was not a political deal with external states.
Leaders of security and military factions in the western region have reiterated that Tripoli is “a red line,” vowing to confront any attempts to generate chaos within the area or seek to sow discord among security components in the capital, Tripoli .
Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah expressed his rejection of any maneuver aimed at dividing or monopolizing power in the country.
Libya’s Tripoli-based government led by Abdelhamid Dbeibah sought on Monday to quell public anger over chronic power cuts, devoting its weekly meeting to the electricity sector and admitting it had underestimated the problem.
The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has commented on the protests across Libya on Twitter, saying he joins the voices of those protesters in demanding the holding of elections and departure of all current political bodies, including his government.
Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building in Tobruk and torching parts of it.
Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, has renewed his full support to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to implement the upcoming national election process.
The United Nations on Monday called on all Libyan political and security actors to “exercise maximum restraint” and “address all disputes through dialogue”, while affirming its “readiness to facilitate dialogue” between Libya’s two rival prime ministers, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and Fathi Bashagha.
Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has sacked senior officials in the General Electricity Company (GECOL), including its chairman, Weam Al-Abdily, as power cuts in Tripoli are hitting 12 hours daily amid high temperatures and humidity.
The United States and four European countries have called on Libyan leaders to accelerate the establishment of a legal basis for holding elections in the war-torn country, Anadolu Agency reports.