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Municipal official criticizes questioning of Baghdad governor

Baghdad Governor Ali al-Tamimi
The interrogation of Baghdad Governor Ali al-Tamimi by the city's provincial council was politically-motivated, a senior municipal official said on Friday.

"During the questioning session held yesterday, the governor embarrassed Atwan al-Atwani, one of the provincial council members, after presenting a document proving that all contracts of projects were signed under the eye of a committee chaired by Atwani himself," Member of the Baghdad Provincial Council Fouad Ali Akbar said in a press statement.

"Atwani, however, expressed no reservation about any of these contracts," Akbar added.

"This move proves that all implemented projects were legal and valid," he said, adding that if there was corruption in any of these projects, Atwani should be implicated in it, but this has not been proven yet.