The head of the government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, is trying as hard as he can to preserve his governmental majority and to counter the maneuvers of his predecessor at party level – PJD – and on social networks.
The former head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has been increasingly targeting his successor, Saad Eddine El Othmani and his government majority. The latter has, on several occasions, tried to temper his reactions until Benkirane’s video on Facebook regarding the framework law on education which almost led to a blockade in the parliament.
In reaction to the maneuver, Saad Eddine El Othmani made it clear on a strong statement reported by daily Assabah that government affairs are none of Bekirane’s concerns.
It is not the first time that Benkirane publicly criticizes the head of the government who even had the guts to call for the dismissal of RNI’s leader and Minister of Youth Rachid Talbi Alami who had accused the PJD of plotting against state institutions.
Faced with the pressure of the clan of his predecessor, El Othmani replied that the PJD had made public an official statement explaining the position of its governing bodies, pointing out that the leader of the RNI had expressed by his partisan and not governmental, adding that PJD leaders also criticize their majority allies in political disputes.
Many think that Benkirane is trying to position himself for the next elections or instead deflect the public’s attention to his fatty and beyond generous retirement that he never disclosed until leaked by some media.