By Jamal Adel.
Kufra, 26 November 2014:
Tebu elders have been in Beida talking to Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni about continuing insecurity in . . .[restrict]the south of the country, particularly the conflict in Obari and the postponed Kufra municipal elections.
The Tebu of Kufra have since the revolution been campaigning for a separate Tebu municipal council in Kufra and a new completely new council to be set up in Rebyana, where they have also been demanding mains power and improved infrastructure.. The Tebu maintain that at present Kufra council is dominated by the 6,000 Zuwai Arabs in the town, where there are 3,000 Tebu.
The Tebu agitation led to the postponement of the elections which they have now agreed will be held on 13 December. Thinni was defence minister in Ali Zeidan’s cabinet when Tebu protestors blockaded the Sarir power station a year ago. At the time, he gave assurances that the Tebu grievances would be dealt with.
“We met prime minister Thinni to discuss a number of recent and old problems” Tebu elder and member of Kufra Tebu crisis committee Mahmoud Worduko, told the Libya Herald. “We also talked about the upcoming of municipal elections in Kufra and continuing fight in Obari”.
Worduko said that none of the demands from last year had yet been met, thus they had come to see Thinni to repeat them.