After the "violations of his election" were revealed... Peasant associations change their president and elect a new one[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 17:06 [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Today, Monday, the General Federation of Peasant Associations elected a new president for the federation, after a controversy arose due to the illegality of the recent elections and the legal suspicions surrounding the president of the federation, who was elected before this time, Haider Abdel Wahed.
The media office of the Federation of Agricultural Associations stated, in a statement received by "Baghdad Today", that "the executive office of the General Federation of Cooperative Agricultural Associations in Iraq met an emergency meeting today, Monday, the seventeenth of April 2023."
He explained that "the vote took place after the completion of the quorum and the election of Imad Kazem Alwan as president of the General Federation of Cooperative Agricultural Societies in Iraq, and the election of Shaalan Shiaa Hussein as Vice-President of the General Union," noting that "this was what came according to the minutes of the meeting numbered: 787 and issued on today's date."
A member of the Parliamentary Agriculture and Water Committee, Ibtisam al-Hilali, had accused the head of agricultural associations, Haider Abdel Wahed, of corruption, wasting public money and stealing employee salaries.
Al-Hilali stated, in a statement received by (Baghdad Today), that "there are many files of administrative and financial corruption, waste of public money, tampering with the union's real estate, and the theft of employee salaries in the Union of Peasant Associations."
She added, "We will, in the coming days, submit all files of administrative and financial corruption and waste of public money to the Integrity Commission to take legal measures against the head of the Union of Peasant Associations and some members and employees of the Union."
And Al-Hilali continued, "The officials in the federation gave themselves illegal legitimacy, manipulated property and public money, and stole it in broad daylight."
Earlier, the Federal Integrity Commission, based on a judicial decision, demanded the Union of Agricultural Associations in Iraq, to state the legal basis for the survival of the "complainant Haider Abdel Wahed" as president of the union despite the discriminatory decision of the Rusafa Court of Appeal.
The elections of the peasant associations witnessed controversy and their integrity was challenged by many deputies and legal authorities, after Abdel Wahed won the position of president of the associations, despite the legal problems surrounding him, and the integrity of the association elections and his winning of the position.
At a time when the agricultural sector suffers from many problems, observers believe that handing over the fate of the farmers, who number about 3 million citizens in Iraq, to a figure whose biography and legal status are questionable, will double the deterioration of the agricultural sector and the situation of farmers.
On February 9, the elections of the General Union of Peasant Associations witnessed numerous legal violations, in addition to manipulations that took place in the electoral process.