Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has officially decided to run for the presidential elections scheduled for December 24, according to Africa News Portal, which is close to supporters of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
We cannot verify the authenticity of this piece of news, but it is a possible fact that can be seen very soon in our neighboring Libya.
In June, the London-based Times magazine published a report stating that “The British-educated son of the former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is planning a return to public life and intends to stand in a forthcoming presidential election.”
The Africa News Portal quoted a source it described as private, saying that this announcement was issued in conjunction with “the 52nd anniversary of the (Al-Fateh Revolution).
The Portal noted that Saif al-Islam will officially announce his candidacy for the presidential elections at a later time.
Although Saif al-Islam remains wanted by the International Criminal Court, many Libyans demand the return of the son of the late leader of the oil-rich country.
Saif al-Islam has always enjoyed the love and appreciation of all Libyan groups, especially the youth, who organized a demonstration in the capital, Tripoli, in 2008, when he announced his withdrawal from the political life, saying that he had completed his mission “and the train is on the track.”