By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 3 November 2013:
Ibrahim Jadhran the eastern commander of Petroleum Facilities Guard and head of the self-styled Political Bureau of Cyrenaica, has revealed his new cabinet. Having declared the formation of a “government” for the region on 24 October, Jadhran today showed off its new members, all 24 of whom were sworn in in front of him at a ceremony in Ajdabiya.
The PBC is a rival to the Cyrenaica Transitional Council, whose president is Ahmed Zubair Al-Senussi. Senussi said last week that he had tried the work with the PBC to produce a united front but that Jadhran had proved inflexible and intent on pursuing his own agenda.