Bashagha hints at possible entry to Tripoli with help of armed forces

Bashagha hints at possible entry to Tripoli with help of armed forces

August 20, 2022 - 20:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Prime Minister designated by the House of Representatives (HoR) Fathi Bashagha has hinted at possible entry to Tripoli to assume office with his government in the place of the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and the Government of National Unity.

Bashagha added in a speech on Friday to a number of western region's elders in Misrata that 7 million people are awaiting the entry of his government to Tripoli, including the residents of the Libyan capital.

"Those who are supporting Dbeibah are a minority group that is working for its own personal interests. They don't even exceed 200 persons." Bashagha said, expressing his desire to enter the capital peacefully so the country is spared from bloodshed but reiterated that he "is ready to use force if forces backing Dbeibah resorted to using weapons.”

"Dbeibah's government is working against the interests of Libyans with the help of foreign countries, and it has its own agenda. It failed since taking office to lead Libya to elections." Bashagha said, warning his government's entry to Tripoli opponents that they would be killed as criminals not martyrs as they would be obstructing the interests of the Libyan people.

Bashagha has tried to enter and take control of Tripoli since receiving confidence from the HoR as a new PM. He failed twice and then said his government would be based in Sirte.