Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Services and Reconstruction Committee revealed, on Wednesday, the removal of the Secretary of the Council of Baghdad, Zikra Allouch, from her position.
Member of the committee, Mudar Khazaal Al-Azrajawi, told Shafaq News agency, "PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi issued a decision to dismiss the Secretary of the Council of Baghdad, Zikra Allouch, from her position", noting that, "the position is currently vacant and is managed by the prime minister".
Al-Azrajawi added, "the Parliamentary Services Committee and representatives of Baghdad governorate discussed the situation of several eligible candidates for the position".
Al-Hikma parliamentary bloc revealed, on May 23, that fierce competition between major political blocs, over the position the Secretary of the Council of Baghdad, which "generates imaginary sums".
Since the change of the political system in Iraq in 2003, six secretaries held the position of the Secretary of the Council of Baghdad, the first of whom is Alaa Al-Tamimi, then the governor of Baghdad Hussein Al-Tahan, who forcibly stormed the building of the secretariat accompanied by gunmen in 2005 to topple Al-Tamimi, before the American forces intervened at the time and took the isolated secretary by force to an unknown location for his safety.
After Al-Issawi's resignation, former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki issued a decision to appoint Abdul-Hussein Al-Murshidi as the secretary of the Council of Baghdad, to be followed by Naim Aboub, who considered Baghdad during his tenure, "more beautiful and better than Dubai in terms of municipal services", which sparked popular suspicion and ridicule.
It is noteworthy that the six secretaries were unable to end the services' crisis in Baghdad.