RIYADH (Debriefer)--The newly appointed head of the Shura Council Ahmed Ubaid bin Dagher on Saturday said the council will be a legislative umbrella assisting the Parliament and a strength factor for state institutions.
Yemeni activists criticised the Friday's appointment of bin Dagher who was fired as prime minister and referred for investigation in mid-2018.
He wrote on Twitter: "Thanks to those who have seen the appointment a right decision, and no reproach to those who have had a different opinion".
He hoped the council will be a prelude to heal the rift between brothers and unite them against the Iran-backed Houthi group and an instrument to defend legitimacy and support a Saudi-led coalition fighting in the country.
"I hope the council will be a tent and oasis for practicing democracy and free expression as an alternative for violence," he said.
"It will be a platform to defend national, constitutional and legal values and constants, republic, unity and federal state".