A report published in Al-Arab newspaper considered that the Prime Minister of the Unity Government, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, is entrenched behind the guns of the armed formations loyal to him to remain in power, which is evident from the recent arrival of armed convoys to the capital, Tripoli, which is considered a direct intimidation of anyone who takes or declares a position against his government, citing what happened to the blogger and activist Al-Tayeb Al-Shariri, who was assassinated three days ago, after he criticized Dabaiba on social media, and the Al-Nawasi Force’s deployment of its members around the headquarters of the Unity Government and Mitiga Airport in an attempt to prevent the plane of the Libyan Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha from landing after he decided to go to Tripoli.
The report stated that there are extremist groups that stand with Dabaiba, whether fleeing from the eastern region or disguising in the identity of the revolutionaries because of their involvement in murder, kidnapping, looting of public money and organizing smuggling and human trafficking networks.
He pointed out that Dabaiba considers remaining in power a matter of life or death, and is assisted by armed formations, media platforms, electronic armies, centers of economic and financial influence, and public relations’ networks that are ready to spend huge sums of money at home and abroad for anyone who helps exclude the new government and prevent it from being able to start its work in Tripoli.
The report pointed out that Dabaiba entered into an open confrontation with the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, the leadership of the army and the former regime, and respect for the laws of the political game after he became the head of a special government for a group of Libyans only. Dabaiba finds support from Western governments whose history testifies that they have always encouraged corruption from outside its lands, and this has previously happened with several countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, African countries and others, while today it is looking for justifications to obstruct the Bashagha government.
According to the report; the governments of these countries are betting on Dabaiba’s permanent readiness for subordination, to conclude controversial deals, and to implement the orders directed at him. There are those who publicly affirm their adherence to the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir, who is close to Dabaiba, and there are those who see the arrival of Bashagha to power as a victory for the will of the House of Representatives and the leadership of the army, as they are two parties seem less willing to be subordinate to Western capitals, and Dabaiba met Moscow’s welcome of the new government with a targeted campaign launched by his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Al-Mangoush, to preserve his government.
Dabaiba, who was looking for the parliament’s support for his government to gain confidence a year ago, was able to exercise his maneuvers in implementation of a well-studied plan in terms of working to stay in power indefinitely, after the House of Representatives decided to withdraw confidence from his government and made it a caretaker government and considered it lacking legitimacy as of the 23rd of December of last year. Dabaiba was also able to manipulate the electoral process to disrupt it and later exploit it to achieve his desire to remain in power in the interest of the unity government.
The report adds that granting confidence to the Libyan government makes it imperative for Bashagha to be at the level of that and to implement his national project that he promised for Libyans.
The report concludes by noting that recent developments have proven that the main actors in the international community do not want Libya to end its crisis or achieve national reconciliation, except to the extent of their interests, in light of concern about the progression of the UN advisor Stephanie Williams in this direction, which may bring about dire consequences. It is that Dabaiba intends to remain in power for many years, and that Dabaiba will not give up his mission and will take it from the capital, Tripoli, or from any other city, which may threaten the return of division in the country.