TRIPOLI, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Benghazi's Mayor Ahmad Arebi announced Sunday his resignation due to "rumors that obstruct the work of the municipality."
"Lately, while working hard for the interest of the people, there were rumors that aim to obstruct the work of the municipality, in order to replace the mayor of Benghazi," Arebi said in a statement on Sunday.
"We began hearing rumors almost daily about replacing the mayor of Benghazi. It is something we do not accept for ourselves of our city Benghazi."
Arebi said he will return to his former post as the deputy head of intelligence agency.
Arebi was assigned to be the mayor of Benghazi on August 11 by the military commander of the eastern region.