By Jamal Adel.
Beida, 25 March 2015:
Six months after the Higher National Elections Commission (HNEC) published the results for House of Representative . . .[restrict](HoR) elections for three Kufra sub-constituencies, Tebu member Abdulsalam Shahy Al-Lahy Agunia was finally sworn in this week.
Election results were delayed in Kufra because protests by the town’s majority Zwai tribe resulted in ten of Kufra’s 15 polling stations not opening on election day in June. HNEC delayed certifying the results of the elections in the remaining polling stations, but a July court ruling obligated HNEC to announce the final results based solely on the five stations where voting happened.
Agunia was sworn in at a ceremony in Tobruk.
“I pledge to serve my hometown in the best possible way,” Agunia told the Libya Herald, adding “along with my fellow members, I will drive Libya to the shores of peace and contribute to the fair and democratic transference of power in the country”.
Agunia called both the Tebus and the Zwais of Kufra to exercise self-control and refrain from causing trouble, also urging them to work wisely to defuse tensions in the town. [/restrict]