MP Uday Awad has collected signatures to summon the director
of the Iraqi State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO) to the parliament over
irregularities that led to the waste of public money.
On Thursday, Awad stated that there is evidence, including sound recordings, proving the involvement of Oil Minister Thamir al-Ghadban in the corruption case of SOMO.
Awad pointed out that he collected parliamentary signatures to question the minister for the corruption charges. He accused the oil minister of protecting the corrupt inside SOMO.
"We have been subjected to pressure and blackmail because of the corruption issues related to the company, and we started to collect signatures to question the oil minister and form a committee to investigate this corruption," Awad stated.
The MP asserted that Iraq loses 8 million dinars a day because of SOMO's corruption.