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Yemen: 20 senior members of Saleh’s party deflect, join Hadi

April 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]

A senior member from the General People’s Congress Party (GPD) and the head of the GPD in the city of Hudaydah, Essam Shreim said that he and 19 other party officials joined the “legitimacy” after refusing the directions of the party’s leader, ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Issam Shreim said the party’s senior members who announced joining the legitimate rule in Yemen of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have already left to Arab states after Saleh’s supports and rebel militias threatened them.

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Shreim added that contacts are ongoing with other leaders from the party to enable them to leave Yemen.

He called on the legitimate government to embrace the leaders who wish to join it.