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Libya NTC No 2 quits

2012-01-22 16:26

Tripoli - Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, the deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council, told Al-Jazeera television on Sunday that he is resigning from his post.

"I do not want to influence the NTC and for national interests I chose to resign," Ghoga told the satellite broadcaster.

He said in a telephone call with the channel that his decision comes after "recent events," a reference to protests in the eastern city of Benghazi where protesters chanted slogans against him and opposed his presence in the council.

Several NTC members contacted by AFP said they were unaware of Ghoga's resignation.

Comments
  • Andrew - 2012-01-22 16:52

    it's one thing launching a revolution , governing is quite another.

  • Lordwick - 2012-01-22 17:03

    Let the people behind this revolution sort it out.....ohhh i forgot that the main motive was to come and use the old tactic of "oil for food programme".

  • Vuyo - 2012-01-22 18:07

    The outside governments that helped to topple the libyan government now want a share of the spoils. Destroying one government and rebuilding another is not the same thing . Liberation movements make the same mistake of thinking that those who lead a struggle qualify to lead a government .I hope the ANC is watching.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-22 19:07

    Libya has, so far, done pretty ok. One must remember, that this popular uprising was made up of many different factions of Lybian soceity, with only had ONE common goal; to get rid of these gaddafies. Further, gaddafi had destroyed just about everything remotely connected to a democracy,political parties, unions, etc, etc , so one has to start almost from scratch. It will take years to get this country to a full fledged democracy. And if the Libyan people along the way, get a government they don't want, be rest assured, they are not going to wait another 41 years, to change it !!!!! And a comment, that "now outside governments want a share of the spoils" is rather silly. Why would the Libyan people "give" anything to anybody?? Their number one export commodity, oil, is going to be sold to companies in Europe, China and where ever, and for sure, they are going to pay for this. The only difference being, that now, there are not a bunch of gaddafi criminal thugs, demanding a cut on these deals!!!!!!!!! There was one oil contract between Libya and Italy, where one of these lovely gaddafi sons, demanded ONE BILLION US, as a commission!!!! Ultimately, the Libyan people will be the winners for their bravery!!!!

      Barry - 2012-01-23 06:38

      @Anthony.. NATO destroyed this place for nothing except getting the oil into their owners thieving hands. Libya was far better of with their hero Gaddafi.

      Anthony - 2012-01-23 09:24

      @Barry, Well, if it matters to you !!!, The Libyan people don't agree with you. And for your info; most of Libyan oil will end up in.......China !!!!!

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