Abdelilah Benkirane refuses to be compared to Abderrahmane El Youssoufi. While stressing it firmly, the former head of government said this Saturday, February 2, during a meeting with journalists at his home in the district of Orangers, Rabat: “I reject any comparison with this man that I respect. I have no intention of finding myself in a position of adversity with Abderrahmane El Youssoufi”.
He added: “He served the country and contributed to the transfer of power from Hassan II to his son King Mohammed VI. If you want to compare El Youssoufi to someone, compare it to Bensaid Ait Idder, not to Benkirane”.
On the other hand, Abdelilah Benkirane, reacting to the controversy provoked by the amount of his exceptional retirement, denied that his pension was of the order of 90,000 dirhams. He pointed out, and this time for comparison, that he received the same remuneration for his “golden” retirement as his predecessor by referring to Abderrahmane El Youssoufi. “I touch 70,000 dirhams,” revealed Benkirane.