Press Statement by Official Spokesperson of STC on PLC Membership Suspension of Major General al-Buhsini

We, in the Southern Transitional Council (STC), were briefed on the content of the message of Major General Faraj Salmeen Al-Buhsini, a member of the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), which he addressed to the Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of the PLC and which included his decision to suspend participation in the meetings of the PLC as a protest against the failure and disregard for many crucial issues and urgent files in Hadramout Governorate.

As we express our full solidarity with Major General Faraj Al-Bahsani, we call on the PLC to expedite discussing issues and files related to the Hadramout Governorate, especially with regard to the security and military aspects, and at the forefront of that is the transfer of the forces of the first military division, which has become a shelter for elements of terrorism and extremism, from the Valley of Hadramout and handing over the tasks of securing and managing the Valley and the Desert to the people of the governorate as soon as possible. At the same time, we underscore that this issue requires urgent settlement and decisions to enable the people of the South to fully manage the affairs of the South by themselves, reaffirming our support to the local authorities in Hadhramout governorate under the leadership of the governorate’s governor, Mr. Mabkhout bin Madhi.

We, in the STC, will continue to support the cohesiveness of Hadramout and the South in general and the right of our people in all the governorates of the South to manage their affairs on the ground.

Ali Abdullah Al-Kathiri

Official Spokesperson of the Southern Transitional Council (STC)

Member of the STC's Presidium.