Hariri from Akkar: We will pursue the path of development together

Prime Minister Saad Hariri began Sunday his electoral visit to the area of Akkar by visiting Jabal Akroum, where a popular rally was held in the presence of a number of Future candidates in Akkar, including Hadi Hobeish, Mohammed Sleiman, Tarek Merehbi...

Prime Minister Saad Hariri began Sunday his electoral visit to the area of Akkar by visiting Jabal Akroum, where a popular rally was held in the presence of a number of Future candidates in Akkar, including Hadi Hobeish, Mohammed Sleiman, Tarek Merehbi and Jean Moussa.

On this occasion, Hariri said: "I hope that we will always meet under the blue sky in Jabal Akroum, the mountain of pride, dignity and honor. This area put the best of its young people at the service of the Lebanese army and the security forces. We are proud of its officers, sheikhs, dignitaries, and clans."

He added: "You shouldn't listen to those who tell you that Akroum isn't represented in the Future list. Saad Hariri represents Akroum. Do you accept that I represent you in Parliament? You know very well that these elections are fateful for us and for Lebanon. You see the lists facing us that want to kidnap the voice of Akkar. Will you allow this? I came to tell you that we will remain together along the path of Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, the path of development and reconstruction for all of Lebanon and especially Akroum."

"When I was in Paris, and we discussed the projects in CEDRE conference, there was a very big share for Akkar and Akroum. In the past, it was all talk but today the money is available and so are the projects, and all we have to do is execute them. If you want the projects to be executed, we have the program. So everyone should cast their vote on May 6," the Prime Minister went on.

"During the last elections, we got 97% of the votes in this area. This time it will be 100%. We will be with you in the elections, and I decided to visit you once or twice a year," stressed Hariri.

Wadi Khaled

PM Hariri then visited Wadi Khaled where a popular rally was held in the presence of dignitaries, a large number of citizens and a number of Future Movement candidates.

Addressing the welcoming crowd, Hariri said: "The people of Arab clans are the people of honor, dignity and loyalty to Martyr Rafic Hariri who prepared the nationality decree. I know that some of you are still suffering from this issue, but I will solve it. I also thank you for hosting the Syrian displaced despite the suffering, and I know that the area needs a lot of projects."

He added: "Next time I will be with you for a longer time. On May 6 there is a great challenge, especially that some want to bring the Syrian tutelage back to Akkar. I have no problem with competition when it is for Akkar's interest, but we will not accept the return of the Syrian tutelage over Akkar. We, as a Future Movement, did things right and other things wrong, but now we have to put the disputes aside to preserve Akkar's decision, especially that there is a candidate from here. On May 6, all Lebanon should know the true identity of Wadi Khaled. This town will continue the path of Rafic and Saad Hariri, and this is what we should do on May 6."

A mass rally was also held in front of the house of candidate Mohammed Suleiman. Along the road from Wadi Khaled to Mashta Hassan, passing by Mashta Hammoud, Hariri had stops to salute the citizens who stood along the road to greet him.

Mashta Hassan

In Mashta Hassan a rally was held in front of the Municipality where Mayor Ahmad Abdul Hamid welcomed Premier Hariri and talked about the demands of the town.

Hariri responded by saying, "It is useful to visit these areas to see the deprivation, but what I will see during my next visit will be different because there are many regions that need the implementation of projects. We have elections on May 6 and I will not accept the return of any tutelage. Martyr Prime Minister Rafic Hariri dreamed of visiting this area but could not, and I came here to realize his dream".

Hariri then stopped in the town of Shadra, where he was received by a large number of citizens, including candidate Wehbe Qatisha.

Kobayet

Hariri then visited MP Hadi Hobeish in Kobayet.

Hobeish said that the people of Akkar will continue to support Premier Hariri and his political line, announcing that April 7 will be a day of victory.

In turn, Hariri said: "I am honored to be with you today. You preserved coexistence in this area and Martyr Rafic Hariri sacrificed his life for it. We will continue the process of development and reconstruction, especially that Akkar suffers deprivation."

PM Hariri's Akkar tour also included the areas of Sindyana and Beereh.

Source: National News Agency