“There is no one in Yemen capable of monopolizing the power in the short and medium-term,” said Adnan al-Audaini, Deputy Head of Media Department of the Yemeni Islah Party. He stressed that the country needs a political formulation to be drafted and implemented by various Yemeni political parties without any exception.
He denied the existence of an entity named the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, stressing in the same context that Islah is a Yemeni political party and has no administrative relationship with any organization outside the country, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a statement to the Egyptian newspaper “YOUM7”, al-Audaini said that Islah is existed in each province of the Yemeni provinces and is still until the moment the same strength of its presence. Islah considers one of the most important pillars of the Yemeni political legitimacy and the political force that stands with all its social force in the face of the coup project. It plays this role in its entire organizational structure and leadership bodies, which have not been divided on this issue but united behind a historic decision that rejects the coup and supports the legitimacy and demands of the Yemeni state.
On the allegation that Islah indirectly supported the Houthis by opening the squares to the Houthis, al-Audini said that this accusation is not correct because the squares are not owned by Islah. Islah has existed in these squares, like the rest of the parties. He pointed out that the Houthis came to the squares with a tent, while the military cooperation between Saleh and Houthi was on the heaviest, then how can we cooperate with his allies against him.
He explained that the most important is that Egypt has to play a role in restoring stability in the region for Arab national security, but for Yemen, its security is linked to security in Egypt because the two countries are linked to the Red Sea from north and south.
On the role of the GPC Party, al-Audaini stressed that the GPC is an important party and its return to the political action will serve the political process.
He added “We hope that the GPC will regain its activity with the full national strength to serve the restoration of the state, defeat the coup and strengthen political legitimacy that will protect us from fragmentation, as well as build national institutions on a national basis and confront poverty and terrorism. These are challenges that need a comprehensive national vision to deal with.”
On regarding the future formation of the partisan map in Yemen, he said “No one can talk in detail about this map until the first elections are held, because the voter determines the size of the political forces and the weight of each party and its size, but it is too early to talk or expect this formation,”.
The YOUM7 newspaper published a lengthy report on the Yemeni parties, entitled “Map of Parties in Yemen: How does it affect the political scene?”