The Minister of Health for Libya's Government of National Unity (GNU), Ali Al-Zanati, announced his resignation two days after Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba decided to reinstate him in the position after he was acquitted of charges against him.
Al-Zanati described the GNU as a government whose “the term has ended,” and that his resignation is considered "an affirmation of the principle of a peaceful transfer of power and not clinging to the position."
Social media pages circulated news that Al-Zanati arrived in the city of Benghazi on Thursday morning and did not participate in the GNU cabinet meeting.
In late January, the Public Prosecutor issued a decision to detain Al-Zanati pending investigations into financial irregularities in the ministry.
In response, Dabaiba decided to assign his deputy Ramadan Abu Janah, to run the work of the Health Ministry, according to Resolution No. 39 of 2022.