By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 5 May, 2014:
Reports from Ajdabiya indicate that Salem Jadhran, brother of oil terminal blockader . . .[restrict]Ibrahim, who stood as a candidate in Saturday’s elections for the new municipal council has done extremely well in the polls.
Unofficial provisional results this morning indicate that he has come second in the poll. One local activist, indeed, later claimed that he had topped the poll.
Provisional results are expected to he published by the Central Committee for Municipal Elections tomorrow.
Salem shot to national prominence last September when it was disclosed that the then chairman of Congress’ Energy Committee, Naji Mukhtar, had given him a number of cheques, including one for LD 2.5 million, in what was alleged to be an attempt to bribe his brother into ending the eastern oil terminals blockade.
If it transpires that he has come first or second, he would be have a very good chance of being elect mayor of Ajdabiya.
That he has apparently performed so well indicates that reports of local Ajdabiya residents becoming increasingly alienated by the Jadhran family and their activities are wide of the mark. [/restrict]