Expatriate Minister Mujahid al-Quhali was dismissed from the General People Congress party led by the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday, media outlets of the GPC affirmed.
Al-Quhali refused his dismissal, pointing out that Saleh was behind his firing and that the dismissal decision should be issued by the party institutions as a whole, not by Saleh.
Al-Quhali affirmed that he was attacked by the GPC as he supports the implementation of the GCC-mediated power transfer deal as well as his loyalty to President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi.
According to al-Quhali, Saleh wanted to sack him after he called members of the GPC and the Joint Meeting Parties in Amran governorate to work together to implement the GCC deal, maintain stability and security.
In a statement, Expatriate Ministry denounced media on Monday the campaign adopted by Alyaman Alywam (Yemen Today) channel, owned by the son of Saleh, against the ministry, pointing out that the channel abuses the Yemeni expatriates and Yemen's neighboring states. The statement said that(Yemen Today) transmits lies with the aim of disturbing the political settlement and abusing the GCC States, affirming that that ministry will stand by President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa to implement the GCC deal.
Al-Quhali was one of Yemeni politicians who supported Saleh during the uprising erupted in 2011 and he was nominated by the GPC for the post of expatriate minister.