YEMEN Press Agency

What does “STC” have in Aden after decision to appoint “Bin Mubarak”?

ADEN, Feb. 07 (YPA) – The decision to appoint Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as Prime Minister in the government loyal to the Saudi-led coalition has sparked a state of controversy in the areas of Yemen under the control of the coalition in southern and eastern Yemen.

It seems that the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is loyal to the UAE, was the party most shocked by the decision.

Media outlets loyal to the STC in Aden reported that there had been manipulation in the appointment of bin Mubarak as prime minister in the pro-coalition government, succeeding Moeen Abdulmalik.

The pro-STC “Al-Omna’a” news website said that the coalition-formed “Presidential Leadership Council” agreed, in consultation with international parties last month, to appoint Salem bin Brik as prime minister, succeeding Moeen Abdulmalik, before everyone was surprised by the issuance of the decision to appoint Bin Mubarak as prime minister last Monday.

A number of media professionals and activists within the ranks of the STC considered that the decision to appoint Bin Mubarak was made under the directives of the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Muhammad Al-Jaber, without Rashad Al-Alimi and his Presidential Leadership Council having any say in choosing the appropriate person to be prime minister.

Many politicians affiliated with the transitional council considered that Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak is one of the tools of the “Brotherhood” in Yemen and that his appointment means returning to square one in the ongoing conflict between the pro-coalition forces in Yemen.

In the same context, many activists believe that it is not possible to bet on the appointment of Bin Mubarak as prime minister in the pro-coalition government, as the country suffers from a problem in the structure of the “government” performance, which considers corruption and the plundering of public money to be an acquired right.

In addition to that, the government had taken a number of decisions with the aim of harming the country’s economy according to a specific agenda that any government would implement in light of the presence of the coalition in Yemen.