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Nineveh to 'disobey' corruption as it resisted terrorism: Abadi

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Abadi - Flickr - Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Former Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi wrote an angry tweet on Monday, after Nineveh provincial council voted in favor of businessman Mansour Mareed as the new governor, triggering controversy and bribery accusations.

"The corrupt [people] attempts to bring backwards Nineveh, the dear to our hearts, which our heroes sacrificed to liberate it from terrorism, oppress their people and sell their interests," Abadi said.

"Nineveh will remain free, lofty and disobedient to the corrupt, as it was disobedient to terrorism," he added.

A number of 28 members out of 39 members of the Nineveh provincial council, who participated in the vote on the Nineveh governor post's candidate on Monday, voted in favor of Mareed.

Also, Sirwan Mohammed of the Kurdistan Democratic Party was chosen as the first deputy governor.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 14 May 2019 01:07 AM
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