The news was announced by Ayman Abu Ras, the spokesman for the Libyan Popular Front, at a conference in Tunisia, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, has been nominated as a candidate for the Libyan presidency in the 2018 elections, Libyan Express reported on Monday.
Abu Ras said Saif is striving for national reconciliation as well as aiming to rebuild the war-torn nation.
"By running for presidency, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is seeking not power but the country’s rescue," Abu Ras said.
Gaddafi’s intention was first announced last December, when it came to light that he was plotting a comeback to Libyan politics after a six-year prison term. According to reports, Saif planned to establish a constructive dialogue between all the Libyan factions, as well as to boost the country’s defense "to impose more security and stability in accordance with the Libyan geography."