By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi, 27 July 2013:
Congresswoman Ameena Mohamed Al-Mogherbi has resigned in protest at the recent events in Benghazi and the . . .[restrict]deteriorating security situation across the country.
“The Interior Ministry has a poor performance and they are unable to enhance security,” Mogherbi told the Libya Herald today. She added that the GNC had held a lot of meetings with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, “to investigate why the government hasn’t activated security despite the GNC providing them with a budget and security equipment.”
The resignation is not just about the government, however. “I have also resigned in support of the Benghazi people and the families who have lost their sons recently,” she told the Libya Herald.
Benghazi has seen a string of assassinations of security and military officials in the last month. The killing of popular political activist Abdulsalam Musmari on Friday has sparked a backlash of protests in both Benghazi and Tripoli.
Mogherbi will formally hand in her resignation at tomorrow’s GNC sitting. Once any member of Congress reads their resignation aloud in front of the GNC, it is automatically accepted. [/restrict]