New York - A Polisario splinter movement called on to King Mohammed VI to implement Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Western Sahara in order to “save” the Sahrawi living in dire conditions in Tindouf camps.
New York – A Polisario splinter movement called on to King Mohammed VI to implement Morocco’s autonomy plan for the Western Sahara in order to “save” the Sahrawi living in dire conditions in Tindouf camps.
Khat Achahid, a movement against the Polisario leadership, denounced the closed “election” process of the Polisario’s 14th congress and called it “illegitimate”, according to Yabiladi news website.
Polisario officials at “Dakhla camp” elected once again their current leader Mohamed Abdelaziz for the 12th consecutive time.
Members of Khat Achahid, composed by former founders of the Polisario, condemned the elections’ results and decided to “boycott definitively” the “old-new” leadership in the Rabouni camp, the same source noted.
According to a statement by Khat Achahid, Polisario’s 14th congress “is worthy of a theatrical production of single parties during the Cold War.” “The only purpose of the congress was to extend, for another four years, the life of a corrupt leadership,” the statement added.
The anti-Polisario movement also called on “all the faithful citizens” to denounce the elections’ results. Mahjoub Salek, head of Khat Achahid, stressed that the [Polisario leadership] “has no right to negotiate on behalf of the Saharawi people with the Moroccan government to decide our destiny and our future”.
The group called on King Mohammed VI to “implement the Sahara autonomy plan” proposed by Morocco in 2007 to the United Nations Security Council as a mutually-agreeable political solution to the territorial dispute.
The implementation of Morocco’s plan for the Western Sahara will “save our people from the clutches of this corrupt leadership that has made their suffering a profitable business,” Khat Achahid said.
According to the same source, Khat Achahid urged the UN to send “international observers to the [Tindouf] camps to witness the deplorable” living conditions of the Saharwis there.
Mahjoub Salek and members of Khat Achahid, called on the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy to the Western Sahara to consider them as voice that represents an important of part of the Saharawis.
We call on the UN to “consult with us as political stakeholder who represent an important part of the public opinion in the Sahrawi camps and abroad,” Khat Achahid demanded.