28.7 C
Ghana
Monday, February 26, 2024
HomeUncategorizedLibya Government Says Ready For Presidential Poll

Libya Government Says Ready For Presidential Poll

Date:

Related stories

Senseless Movie Is Better Than Pornography” – Shatana Slams Martha Ankomah

Philanthropist and female songstress, Shatana has replied famed actress,...

LBO Featherweight Champion “Ashanti Warrior” Presents Title to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

On February 18, 2024, LBO Featherweight Champion Stanley Nyantakyi gladly presented his title to Monarch Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the year's second Akwasidae celebration. Nyantakyi, also known as the Asante Warrior, retained his unbeaten record by knocking out Togo's Komlangan Hounkpatin in his first international fight in Accra on February 3, 2024, to capture the LBO Featherweight title. Accompanied by his management team, Osibo Boxing Management and Promotion, Nyantakyi requested permission to incorporate the return leg of his bout into activities planned for Otumfuo's Silver Jubilee in the following months. The match will be held in Kumasi. Born and bred in Kumasi, Nyantakyi migrated to...

MATTHEW OPOKU PREMPEH WILL BEST COMPLEMENT BAWUMIA – NPP NATIONAL YOUTH WING

The National youth Wing of the governing New Patriotic...

Election 2024: Nigerians advised not to be involved in Ghana Politics

The Nigerian King of Adoteiman and Amranhia at the...

Kingdom FM’s Real Aj Wins Radio Personality of Year Award

Television presenter, Joyce Afum, popularly known in the showbiz...
spot_imgspot_img

The Libyan government said Sunday it is ready to hold the country’s presidential election as planned on December 24 despite persistent uncertainty that the crucial vote will go ahead on time.

“We are ready for the elections,” said Ramadan Abu Jnah, interim head of government since premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah announced he would run for the presidency.

“The government has spared no effort to support the electoral commission (HNEC). We have the chance to make December 24 a historic day,” Abu Jnah said.

Libya descended into chaos following a NATO-backed 2011 revolt that overthrew and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

The December 24 polls are intended to help the oil-rich North African country move past a decade of violence.

But the process has been undermined by bitter divisions over the legal basis for the elections, their dates, and who should be allowed to run, with a string of controversial figures stepping forward.

“Nobody should deprive Libyans of this historic deadline and we will not let anybody do so,” Abu Jnah told a press conference in the capital Tripoli, surrounded by several ministers.

He said the transitional executive was “ready to hand over power to an elected government”.

Less than a fortnight from the planned vote, the election campaign is yet to begin, and the vote body on Saturday delayed publication of a final list of candidates.

Interior Minister Khaled Mazen called for the presidential vote to be held on time, and said his ministry had “carried out its work to protect and secure voting centres” despite “obstacles”.

A year of relative peace in Libya followed an October 2020 ceasefire between warring Eastern and western camps, but analysts have warned that violence could easily flare again over the elections.

An electoral law signed this September by the speaker of the eastern-based parliament, Aguila Saleh, sparked anger in the country’s west, where many accuse him of bypassing protocol and pushing through legislation favouring a run by his ally, strongman Khalifa Haftar.

The following month, the eastern-based House of Representatives said a legislative vote also planned for December 24 had been delayed to January

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

spot_img