By Moutaz Ali.
Tripoli, 19 May 2014:
Ibrahim Jadhran, the de facto leader of the Cyrenaica federalists, has come out in support . . .[restrict]of the officers calling themselves as the “Leaders of the Libyan Army” who yesterday claimed they had suspended, stating that its powers should be transferred to the Constitutional Assembly and that the government of Abdullah Al-Thinni should remain in office.
Offering condolences for those who died on Friday in Benghazi, Jadhran said on his Cyrenaica TV station that the federalists did not view yesterday’s events in Tripoli as the military acting against the revolution but as a national project carried out by the Libyan army.
He also said that the “Libyan Army” officers’ statement had clearer political objectives than statements by General Khalifa Hafter.
“We think the statement of the Libyan Army (sic) carries more weight with the nation than Hafter’s statement,” Cyrenaica Political Bureau spokesman Ali Al-Hassi told the Libya Herald today. “And it also includes all of the real Libyan army who fought in the revolution. Hafter is only a part of that, not more,” Hassi added.
“It’s time for the expired Congress to go,” he declared. [/restrict]