Local media reported that exiled Yemen’s president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi had died in a hospital in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
A website quoted on Yemeni source in legitimate authority, saying there is strictly secrecy by Saudi authorities surrounding exiled president Hadi on his death truth or not. Preventing access or meeting him, even contacting him over phone.
The website pointed out a figure close to Hadi informed the legitimate leaders to arrange for a new stage and they are not linked to a person.
Earlier, Shura Council member in Aden province, Dr. Issam Shraim, said there is a tragedy for legitimacy, before retracts and delete his tweet, saying his account hacked.
Hadi has been absent from media scene for more than 3 months, where his last appearance in a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rapp on March 5, 2020. Despite the followed events, the announcement of STC to self-administration in Aden, the expulsion of his Govt. floods swept Aden twice, houthis controlled al-Jawf, Corona outbreak, and other many events occurred without any appearance for Hadi, except the sent cables of congratulations and condolences issued by his office.
Confirmed news said that he was transferred in March to King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, for heart surgery, where he suffered chronic disease, and his transfer to United States was stalled amid the imposed precautionary measures due to corona virus.
Hadi was supposed to meet UN envoy Martin Griffith in April 2020, but the latter met Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, without Hadi for the first time, which confirmed the news validity about his critical health condition.
It seems that Washington and Saudi Arabia looking for an alternative, where more than one American report during the past days search on legitimacy fate in the case of hadi’s death, even pro-legitimacy media as Balqees channel gave a space to talk about what’s next.