Anis Riahi, treasurer of Nidaa Tounes and CEO of UPS Tunisia

December 21, 2018: Hafedh Caid Essebsi, Ridha Charfeddine, Sofien Toubel, Neji Jalloul, Ridha Belhaj are all at the Iberostar Royal Mansour Thalasso in Mahdia. Aside from these leading party officials, 55 other Nidaa Tounes members are put up in the hotel for two nights for a sum of 8,691.8 Tunisian dinars. More likely than not, party members would never have congregated in this five-star tourist establishment were it not for the role played by a far lesser-known figure, Anis Riahi, the party’s new treasurer. He was appointed on October 19, 2018 when the party announced the new composition of its political committee following the fusion with UPL.

Conference with Nidaa Tounes regional coordinators. Mahdia, December 21, 2018. Photo credit: Nidaa Tounes Facebook page.

Anis Riahi, party treasurer and funder

Costs associated with the conference were fully covered by Express Logistic (see check below and invoice here), official Tunisia representative of the American company and world leader in postal services and air cargo, UPS (United Parcel Service). The president-general director of Express Logistic is none other than Nidaa Tounes treasurer Anis Riahi.