The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, has invited a number of MPs, who are in Tripoli and mostly reject Aqila Saleh’s approach and support the government's survival until the elections, to hold a meeting, with the aim of coordinating efforts to reach consensus on holding the elections.

However, pro-Haftar MPs accused Al-Nuwairi of seeking to deepen the state of division within the HoR, which is preparing to choose a new prime minister to succeed the head of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah.

For his part, MP Mohammad Al-Raaed, said that the invitation of Al-Nuwairi came to meet the request of 62 MPs, adding that “the meeting would be a message to Aqila Saleh, who does not want to listen to the views of these MPs, and uses the Tobruk sessions to pass only what he wants”.

In the meantime, Al-Nuwairi did not show an explicit position rejecting the direction of the HoR, especially its speaker, Aqila Saleh, to form a new government.

Ahmed Maiteeq, Fathi Bashagha, and Marwan Omeish had submitted their candidacy papers for the position of Prime Minister, to the HoR, in preparation for the selection of a new Prime Minister in the session to be held on February 8.