By Libya Herald staff.
3 December 2014:
The Tripoli-based administration of Omar Al-Hassi has quashed rumours about his resignation.
“These rumours are nonsense. Mr . . .[restrict]Al-Hassi is working normally and nothing is disturbing him,” head of the foreign media office and de-facto spokesperson for the administration Jamal Zubia told the Libya Herald. “He is doing his job perfectly.”
Two other senior officials named Al-Hassi had, however, just been dismissed from their posts by the GNC, he explained. One was intelligence chief Mohammed Al-Hassi, who had previously tendered his resignation, but withdrew it after a short visit to Tobruk, Zubia said.
The head of the administration auditing department, Salem Al-Hassi, was also officially removed from his post, although he had not been performing his duties for several months, after declaring support for General Khalifa Hiftar’s Operation Dignity and relocating to Benghazi, he said.
Zubia said he suspected the rumours of Omar Al-Hassi’s resignation, which circulated following a report in Saudi-based newspaper Al-Arabiya, had come about because these three men shared the same surname. adding: “They didn’t know we had three Al-Hassis.” [/restrict]