By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 26 May 2013:
The General National Congress has approved the nomination of Mohamed Sheikh as the new interior minister in . . .[restrict]place of Ashour Shuail.
Meeting in sesson today, 124 Congress members out of 128 voted for Sheikh. Four abstained.
There had been suggestions that he would not be approved following reports that he had been a member of the Revolutionary Committees during the Qaddafi regime. Leaflets, evidently intent on scuppering his nomination were anonymously placed on Congress members’ seats before the session started saying that he had been a Revolutionary Committees member.
Amna Emter, a Congress woman who told the Libya Herald, that she did not care about that leaflets because the Political isolation Law did not include the members of the Revolutionary Committees.
”Sheikh confirmed in his presentation that he is ready to work on rebuilding the police institutions for the interest of Libya,” Congressman Mohamed Tumi told the Libya Herald.
In addition, he said, Sheikh had stressed that there had to be dialogue between all the sections of Libyan society and a shift away from the threats of violence. He also intended to ensure that police members had all the rights powers necessary to work freely and properly.
”Sheikh considered the existence of so many groups and opinions as one the main challenges that facing him’,’ Tumi explained. [/restrict]