Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Various members of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) political party have called for their party comrade, the Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Benabdelkader, to step down amidst the scandal that ensued after the unveiling of what is referred to in Morocco as “Kanoun Takmim Al Afwah” (The law that muzzles Moroccans’ voices), draft law 22.20.
Naoufal Bouamri, a leading figure in the USFP, noted that his party “should not be the victim, and should not bear the brunt, of” the scandal, further noting that said bill “was not even discussed internally, among the party’s political bureau.”
Bouamri said the Moroccan Minister of Justice took a decision that does not represent the party’s human right values and its history of militantism to advance human rights and freedom of speech in Morocco, stressing that Benabdelkader should “no more represent the party in the government,” hinting out he should step down.
Another member of the political bureau of the party told Moroccan paper Akhbar Al Yaoum while speaking on the condition of anonymity, that he prefers “to witness the funeral of a man, rather than that of a political party,” preferring to sacrifice Benabdelkader rather than the party’s image in the eyes of Moroccans.
The Moroccan Times.