Two reports in this morning’s GDN and the Daily Tribune suggest that one of the candidates of the Southern Governate has practically pulled out of the race in favour of his opponent even though he got through to the second round. The reason given for his withdrawal is quite intriguing, but I suspect should even be criminal in this case…
Here’s the clipping out of the GDN, with my descriptive graphic:
So this right not-so-honourable and copiously bearded gentleman operates by remote control, acquiescing to tribal dictates from a foreign country. Excellent. So why did he bother to enter the election fray then? One would suspect that if he operates under the direction of his foreign tribal leader, he could have saved himself and his supporter’s efforts and just not run in the first place or seek that “guidance” to start with, no?
I guess the droves who drove to the General Election Centre at the King Fahad Causeway from Saudi didn’t tick his box or were not given his lovely picture to ascertain that they were actually directed to vote for him!
What a farce.
Will the government now come out with a statement that the Dossaries are not loyal to Bahrain and receive their instructions from a foreign nation? Will they now find “administrative errors” in granting them the precious Bahraini citizenship and hence withdraw their passports and citizenship?
The guy not only implicated himself in this mess, but his whole tribe. So what are they waiting for?