Rabat - The Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane "wants to eliminate the monarchy in Morocco," the main opposition Istiqlal Party (IP) leader Hamid Chabat said.
Rabat – The Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane “wants to eliminate the monarchy in Morocco,” the main opposition Istiqlal Party (IP) leader Hamid Chabat said.
During an appearance on ‘Fi Kaffas Al Ittiham’ programme on Med Radio, the Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, Hamid Chabat, seized the opportunity to lash out at his political rival Abdelilah Benkirane, calling once again for his resignation if he is “unable to meet his responsibilities.”
Chabat accused Abdelilah Benkirane of displaying a “low level of political maturity” and of not being able to “differentiate between his roles as a head of government and secretary general of the Justice and Development Party (PJD).”
He told the program’s host Redouane Remdani that Benkirane is “defending the interests of his party at the expense of the interests of citizens.” He also said that all that matters to the PJD chief is to “stay in his position as head of government despite the numerous occasions in which he expressed willingness to throw the towel if he is no longer capable of fulfilling his duties.”
Chabat was referring to the many times in which Benkirane said he would step down once he loses the trust and confidence of King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people.
The IP leader also deemed as a ‘huge crime’ the reform of the compensation fund implemented by the Abdelilah Benkirane government which aims at removing subsidies from basic goods.