Nineveh council member Azhwy al-Suib said Sunday that deals and trades are being made to purchase official positions in the province.
Suib further clarified that Iran is controlling politician Khamis al-Khanjar and various parties within the province to claim positions to spread dominance over the area.
“Nineveh is about to experience a lack of services and a budget that will be poured into pockets of the corrupt like Khanjar and Abu Mazen,” he added.
He also pointed out that such deals are being made publicly now, while those who make them do not consider the suffering of citizens.
Suib urged the Iraqi government to step in and stop this “farce” and suspend a number of the corrupt officials within the Nineveh provincial council, who contribute to the destruction of Iraq like terrorist groups.
Political forces in Nineveh have been exchanging corruption and bribery accusations, while observers say Nineveh and its council have become victims of these disputes. Rather than focusing on reconstructing the province, the issue became a battle over the governor post, more than a year after ISIS was expelled from the city.