By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 3 June 2016:
Acting as his own one-man Presidency Council, boycotting member Ali Gatrani has told Saddik Elkaber . . .[restrict]to stop corresponding with institutions and individuals as governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL).
In a letter issued yesterday, Gatrani told Elkaber that he had been sacked by the House of Representatives (HoR) and that Ali Al-Hibri was the governor.
This is the second time that Gatrani has issued his own instructions in the name of the Presidency. A week ago, he instructed Salwa El-Daghili to ignore her dismissal as Libya representative to UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva by the Government of National Accord’s deputy foreign minister, Almabruk Mohamed Milad.
Gatrani, who is close to Khalifa after and seen as his political mouthpiece, suspended his membership of the Presidency Council – for the third time – in February. Since then he has been a dogged opponent of it and the GNA.
Elkaber was sacked by the HoR on 14 September 2014 after he refused to go to Tobruk for questioning. He was again sacked in April last year by Hibri who was subsequently accepted by the IMF as the CBL governor.
However, under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement, the heads of all sovereign state bodies, such as the central bank, must be reappointed by the HoR jointly with the State Council. Moreover, under the Rome Declaration of last December, 21 countries as well as the UN, Arab League, EU and African Union, agreed that the CBL as well as the National Oil Corporation and the Libyan Investment Authority “must function under the stewardship of a Government of National Accord”.
It means that those who do not accept the authority of the GNA or the Presidency Council – such as Hibri – are now regarded as illegitimate by the international community. [/restrict]