Head of the Joint Meeting Parties Sultan al-Atawani has said that the JMP refuses any proposals to extend the presidential term of President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi, denying any consultations about that.
He stressed that the remaining period of the interim phase is enough to carry out the articles of the GCC-mediated power transfer deal, demanding the witnesses of the deal to put pressures on political sides that seek to impede the deal.
He spelt out that Hadi's recent decisions about dismissal of military leaders and transferring of brigades were not totally carried out so far.
Al-Atawani added that aides of Saleh still control on some government institutions, affirming that relatives of Saleh still run military units that were transferred to other military regions. He indicated that the military shake-up must be implemented before the organization of the national dialogue conference, affirming that the division of the military endanger the political settlement. Head of the Joint Meeting Parties has denied any government reshuffles, accusing some sides of talking about reshuffles with the aim of distributing the political settlement.
Meanwhile, President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi denied on Sunday reports about possible extension of his term, pointing out that reports about reshuffling the government were untrue.
He said that Yemen could overcome challenges, stressing that the interim government could successfully resume basic services.
“We will continue all reforms including the new electoral law and the electoral record to go ahead for a prosperous, developed Yemen" he added.