Presidential Guard defects and pledges allegiance to Al-Ghweil Salvation Government

  • Libyan Express |
  • Sunday 16 October 2016


Presidential Guard members in a statement on Tanasuh TV

Presidential Guard members in a statement on Tanasuh TV

The Presidential Guard of the Government of National Accord has announced in a TV statement Sunday evening its defection from The GNA and says it now backs up the only legitimate and constitutional government, which is the Salvation Government of the General National Congress.

The Presidential Guard spokesperson said, in a statement aired on TV from the HQ that the SG had retaken on Friday from the High Council of State, that the political agreement signed in Skhirat last December is not the right thing and has failed to provide for the people, therefore, it added – the Presidential Guard forces will secure the legitimate and constitutional Salvation Government of the GNC.

“The UN-brokered political agreement and GNA was put forth in order to establish a place for Khalifa Haftar and enable him to rule Libya by force.” The Presidential Guard indicated in a rejecting tone for the GNA and the UNSMIL-brokered dialogue.

It also added that all the “honorable revolutionaries must be ready to work with the Presidential Guard to protect the only legitimate government – the GNC’s Salvation Government – and to secure the capital, Tripoli, from all the misdeeds of the illegal armed forces.

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