Libya’s electoral agency has informed that the son of the late Libyan dictator Mu’ammar Al‑Qadhdhāfī will contest the presidential elections in the country in the month.
The ‘Higher National Election Commission’ said in a statement that Saif al-Islam filed his candidature in the city of Sabha, 650 km from the capital Tripoli. Al-Islam is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the 2011 uprising.
Significantly, Gaddafi’s son was captured during the 2011 uprising and when his father was removed after 40 years in power. Gaddafi was later killed and a civil war broke out in the country. In a video shared by the returning officer, Saif al-Islam said on camera that Allah will set the right path for the country’s future.
Let us tell you that this is the first time in many years that Saif al-Islam has appeared in public. Saif al-Islam was released in 2017 after being detained for 5 years. In July, he said in an interview to the New York Times that he was thinking of contesting the country’s presidential election. The al-Islam candidate is expected to cause political upheaval in Libya.