ACA refers memorandum to attorney general to verify Prime Minister’s academic qualifications

ACA refers memorandum to attorney general to verify Prime Minister’s academic qualifications

Head of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), Abd al-Salam al-Hassi, referred a letter to the Public Prosecutor, attached to a memorandum submitted by a number of members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), to look into the issue of inconsistency between what some media reports mentioned about the qualifications of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, and what he submitted on his candidacy for the prime minister position and for the presidency of Libya.

It is noteworthy that Dbeibeh had been accused of lying regarding his education in the resume he submitted before the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) prior to his appointment as a prime minister this year.

Al-Hassi called on the Public Prosecutor to consider the memorandum and the attached documents to deal with the matter according to his jurisdiction.

A number of LPDF members: Salwa Al-Dughaili, Sayida Al-Yaqoubi, Hajar Al-Qayed, Muhammad Abu Ajila, and Azza Essid, sent a memorandum to the Speaker and members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), the Attorney-General, the Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) and the Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority, in addition to the UN Secretary-General’s Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams.

The members requested, and urgently, to verify all media reports that Dbeibeh does not possess an academic qualification (Bachelor’s) or (Master’s) to qualify him to assume the position of Prime Minister or for the presidential elections, in addition to what he published Dabaiba on his official Facebook page on December 13 about his possession of an academic qualification (Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Canadian University of Regina in 1990), in addition to (diploma from the Canadian Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

The members stressed to all those to whom the memorandum was referred to take the matter seriously in revealing the truth and clearing them of any suspicions circulating in the media in this regard.

The members emphasized that the Libyan laws and legislation in force criminalize the use of forged documents of all kinds and forms for any purpose, whether from citizens or public officials.

The members pointed out that the confusion and suspicion that arose in this regard affected their reputation as members of LPDF, which produced the executive authority, headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeiebh.

The Canadian University of Regina had said it completed record checks regarding an inquiry about whether the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh had received a master’s degree from the university as he claimed.

The University confirmed, in response to Al-Anwan newspaper inquiry, that no one with the name Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh had received a Master of Science or any other credential from it.