Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is expected to make a dramatic political comeback in his country, especially as it has been reported that his entourage is active in his political recycling.
While he has never made a public appearance since his release from prison in 2017, the son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in particular, could make his return to politics very soon, with his relatives working in this direction.
This return is all the more anticipated as those close to the former regime have, for the first time since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, participated in the Geneva political process, in addition to having won several seats in the municipal elections held in 2020.
Saif al-Islam would have a very good chance of winning the December general elections, said Ahmad Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin of former Libyan colonel Muammar Qaddafi. « If he wants to, no one can stop him… It is his right and also his duty, » he said, according to RFI. It remains to be seen whether Marshal Haftar’s camp will give this opportunity to the son of Muammar Gaddafi, whom they have allegedly tried to assassinate.
For their part, those close to Marshal Haftar sweep aside these accusations, pointing the finger at the Qaddafi camp for « begging the feelings of the Libyan people in this sensitive period of the political process, » says the newspaper, which refers to a silent war between the two entities.