By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 13 February 2014:
Another Congress member has resigned in response to the extension of the General National Congress . . .[restrict](GNC) beyond 7 February – the sixth resignation on these grounds.
National Forces Alliance member for Tobruk, Tawfik Ibrayik Shuhaibi, said his departure was in accordance with the wishes of the Libyan people.
Ghat Congressman Mohamed Safi Al-Ansari, and Murzuk Congressman Abdulraziq Zwaiy submitted their resignations two days ago. Two independent congressmen from Zintan, Abdusalam Nassiyah and Mohamed Bitru, and independent Warshefana representative, Juma Al-Sayah resigned on 7 February.
All of them cited the extension of Congress’s mandate beyond its original date, as set out in the constitutional declaration, as the reason for standing down. [/restrict]