By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 21 June 2016:
A letter circulating on social media in which three members of the Presidency Council apparently threaten to resign because of council failures is a fake, Ahmed Maetig has said. He is one of the three supposed signatories. The other two are Abdelsalam Kajman and Mohamed Al-Ammari.
In the letter, the three condemn the PC for not dealing with Khalifa Haftar, not stopping the killing of civilians in Derna, not ending the economic crisis in the country and for allowing former regime members back into the system.
The letter, with a Presidency Council letterhead, was clearly a fake, however. The letterhead proclaims it, in the English heading, to be from the Presidential Council, rather than the Presidency Council, and there were other mistakes. It also claimed to be dated 21 June but was issued on 20 June.
In the current political crisis, disinformation – information that intentionally false – has become widespread on social media as various parties seek to undermine others.
So far, neither Kajman and Ammari, both of whom attacked the PC for condemning last Saturday’s attackers in Ajdabiya as terrorists, have commented about the forgery.