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Alleged attempts to 'buy' Nineveh governor post unacceptable: MP

Nineveh MP Mansour al-Mareed said that the parliament members of the province will not accept any form of attempts by someone to get the governor's post by paying money.

Commenting on some media reports about alleged bargaining by some persons to get the post, Mareed said that the province will not allow any corrupt person whatever the party supporting him or the money he plans to pay, to take control of the province's capabilities.

Mareed said that in case "any declaration to assign the position of the governor to a person who is corrupt or unable to understand the real situation of the province and improve it, we will be the first to combat this measure."

The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack the governor of Nineveh Province after the ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul that killed 96 people, the official television reported.

The parliament voted through the sacking of governor of Nineveh Nawfal al-Akoub, and his two deputies Abdul Qadir Sinjari and Hassan al-Allaf, at the proposal of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi.

The parliament also passed a resolution to continue investigations of the tragic ferry sinking and to hold those responsible accountable.
Last Modified: Monday، 25 March 2019 09:36 PM