By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 12 October 2015:
In a sharply-worded letter from the Libya Dawn government, Misratan councillors have been told to get . . .[restrict]on with running their city and stop meddling in national politics.
“It is better for you to look after providing services to residents rather than involve yourselves in the political situation” the letter from the Khalifa Ghwell Tripoli government read.
It was sent in reaction to the Misrata Municipalities’ call for both the remaining GNC and the House of Representatives to support the planned new government of Fayez Sarraj.
The letter also condemned Misratan councillors for hailing the Skirhat deal, because it was “ a fake national agreement which will be used by the enemies of our country to steal our resources”.
It continued that if the Misratan local leaders “thought the deal was important for the people of Misrata, they should wait for the approval of the illegal House of Representatives before issuing any statement”.
Misratan councillors, it added were not the guardians of the Libyan people.
The letter is interesting, in that many ministers in the Dawn government are from Misrata, as is Ghwell himself.