By Sami Zaptia.
London, 3 March 2021:
The newly designated Libyan triumvirate Presidency Council, and the prime minister of the Government of National Unity, yesterday demanded that the United Nations Committee of Experts expedite the disclosure of the results of the investigations it conducted into the allegations of bribery during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Geneva on February 5.
Their demand comes as calls increase across Libya for the report to be published before the country’s parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), meets in Sirte or Tobruk on 8 March to confer a vote of confidence on the GNU.
The cloud of bribery allegations, given added colour by alleged leaks of the report by the media aimed at GNU prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba.
In their statement the four designated leaders affirmed their absolute commitment to what was stated in their written and oral pledges to combat corruption, prevent the corrupt, and fight them by all legal and judicial means.
They clarified in their joint statement that since being selected by the LPDF in Geneva on 5 February they have been working to fulfil their pledges to the Libyan people to ensure the implementation of the obligations entrusted to them. The most important of which is combating corruption and ensuring equal opportunities and upholding the word of justice and the rule of law.
They renewed their affirmation that everyone proven to be involved in corruption would not be allowed to assume any responsibility and will be brought to justice, regardless of their qualities, and their determination to march towards unification, unification of state institutions, achieving reconciliation and restoring power to the Libyan people to decide their fate through free and transparent elections.
They concluded by affirming that the obstructers will not be allowed to exploit the current conditions to thwart the results of the LPDF, disrupt the march and frustrate the aspirations of the people for a free and dignified life full of security, stability and prosperity.
UNSMIL cannot comment on alleged LPDF bribery allegations | (libyaherald.com)
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