“Advisor” removed from office by Abadi, nominated as PM
Former National Security Undersecretary and Hasdh al Shaabi President Falih Fayaz, who had been removed from office by Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar Abadi, has been nominated for the office of Prime Minister by some officials from the Nasir Coalition.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar Abadi removed Iraqi National Security Undersecretary and Hasdh al Shaabi President Falih Fayaz yesterday.
Abadi had announced that he removed Fayaz from office because he was “acting in a partizan way in political matters”.
Abadi said Fayaz was in conflict with the neutrality principle determined by law in his authority over security and intelligence.
The Cabinet Council issued a statement in support of Abadi removing Fayaz from office. The statement said: “Falih Fayaz participating in party activity and wishing to take an active part in politics led to his removal from office. Falih Fayaz’s duty doesn’t comply with politics. The decision is constitutional. There is an article in the constitution that security officials must not take active part in politics.”
The Fetih Coalition issued a statement on the matter and claimed the decision is against the constitution and that Abadi acted in his own interest regarding security institutions.
CRACKS IN THE NASIR COALITION?
Falih Fayaz was nominated for the office of Prime Minister within 24 hours by some constituents of the Nasir Coalition.
Some high ranking officials from the Nasir Coalition issued a statement and said, “We believe that Falih Fayaz, who has large scale support, has the capacity and competence to serve as the prime minister of the new government.”
Such a crack in the coalition will be reflected severely in the government to be formed in Iraq.