By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 15 November 2016:
Beida-based interim prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni has suffered another interior minister crisis with his latest choice to head the ministry deciding to not to accept the offer. In his place, Thinni has appointed Colonel Adel Abdulaziz Omar as deputy minster with responsibility for the ministry for the time being.
Thinni announced that he had appointed Brigadier General Hussein Elabbar as his acting interior minister a week ago. It followed the definitive sacking of Al-Madani Al-Fakhri from the job the previous week.
Elabbar has been widely touted as the new minister several days before Fakhri’s sacking and appeared to be relaxed about accepting the job.
It is not known why he decided to turn it down.
Omar become Thinni’s sixth acting interior minister in two years. Nor was Al-Fakhri the first minister with whom Thinni had a damaging pubic bust-up. He sacked his first, Omar Sinki, in a blazing row which saw Sinki refusing to go and the House of Representatives ordering Thinni to take him back.
Thinni refused and ignored them.