Bayda Municipality has declared Al-Thani government persona non grata and ordered it to leave the city.

In a letter to Al-Thani on Sunday, the municipal council said Al-Thani government and all affiliated ministries, in addition to the central bank must leave within 24 hours.

The municipal council also threatened to use force if the government did not leave in the specified time.

No reason was given for the surprise decision, but some reports indicated it was due to the failure of the government to provide basic services to the people.