The Tunisian Official Gazette, “Al-Raed Al-Omali”, announced today, Tuesday, that the country’s President, Kais Saied, accepted the resignation of the Director of the Presidential Office, Nadia Okacha.
The Tunisian Official Gazette said that, by presidential order, the assignment of Nadia Okacha to the duties of director of the presidential office was terminated.
Yesterday, Monday, Nadia Okasha announced her resignation from her position due to the existence of “fundamental differences in views related to the supreme interest of the country.”
“Today, I decided to submit my resignation to the President of the Republic from the position of Director of the Presidential Office after two years of work,” Okasha said in a post on her Facebook page.
She added, “I had the honor of working for the higher interest of the country from my position, with the effort I had on the side of the President of the Republic, but today, in the face of fundamental differences in viewpoints related to this best interest, I consider it my duty to withdraw from my position as Director of the Presidential Office, wishing success. Everyone is praying to God to protect this country from all evil.” There was no official confirmation from the presidency in this regard.
Okasha was Said’s closest aide since he came to power in 2019, and during his moves last July, which included suspending parliament and assuming executive power in what his opponents describe as a coup.
The presidential office has witnessed a number of resignations since Saied assumed power in October 2019, including the resignation of National Security Adviser General Mohamed Saleh Al-Hamidi in March 2020, and the resignation of the advisor in charge of information and communication Rashida Al-Naifer in October 2020.
The diplomatic political advisor, Abdel Raouf Bel-Tabib, also resigned in February 2020, to join the “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign, which opposes Saeed’s measures, last November.
Tunisia has been experiencing a severe political crisis since last July 25, when Said began imposing exceptional measures, including: freezing the powers of Parliament, issuing legislation by presidential decree, dismissing the prime minister and appointing new ones.