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Dozens of Gorran members in Erbil resign

  2021-06-09  | 
 Zhyan News Network
The logo of Change Movement (Gorran). Graphic/Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Dozens of cadres and members of the Change Movement (Gorran) from Erbil announced their resignation citing their dissatisfaction with the party’s “failure” to abide by guidelines set by late leader Nawshirwan Mustafa.

“After the death of Nawshirwan, the decision-makers of Gorran have a program seeking to turn away the party from its right path, and want to turn it into a political company shop,” the party members said.

They are consisted of 64 people and among them there are heads of the party’s constituency offices across Erbil.

The Gorran members have expressed their disappointment towards their party’s “silence” against “continued corruption,” accusing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of fabricating “untruth reforms.”

“The Change Movement [Gorran] is part of the government and has given legitimacy to the authority, it is involved in 30 years of corruption.”

The Change Movement (Gorran) showed up as an opposition party in the Kurdistan Region when it was first established by its late leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, the movement in 2013 joined the government.

Until 2018, Gorran was at odds with the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which led the party’s lawmakers boycotting the legislature.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran have come to an agreement to form an electoral alliance and contest Iraq’s parliament elections on October 10.

(Zhyan English)