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Nineveh opens nominations for governor, deputies posts

Nineveh Provincial Council announced on Monday opening nominations for the post of the governor and its two deputies, urging the Iraqi president to issue a presidential decree concerning the post.

This comes after Nawfal al-Akoub, the former governor, along with his two deputies, were dismissed, following a deadly ferry sinking in March.

The ferry that sank in Mosul officially killed 96 people. Subsequently, the Iraqi parliament voted to sack the governor of Nineveh and his 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، 08 April 2019 09:24 PM