Ayad Jamal Aldin will call upon UN and US intervention after the ban on electoral candidates
Thursday, 21 January 2010 20:50
Following the news that the Justice and Accountability Commission has banned 511 candidates, including 20 Ahrar Party members, Ayad Jamal Aldin announced to his party today that unless the decision was overturned he will be fighting the ruling in the courts and then, if need be, appealing directly to the UN and US to intervene.
"I remain hopeful that this ruling will be overturned however, if it is not, we must fight this in the Iraqi courts and then, if need be, appeal directly to the US and UN to intervene, which they are legally obliged to do under UN Security Council Resolution 687, which Iraq has been signed up to since 1991," says Ayad Jamal Aldin.
"When the allies invaded Iraq they set out on an honourable and important mission. I will be eternally grateful that they ended Saddam's regime, however it is crucial for them to continue to assist us and complete the job we set out do."
"The present government is manipulating and dividing the sects for their own political ends simply to eliminate the competition. It is therefore unsurprising that the only people claiming that the ongoing American assistance within the country is counterproductive are the people benefiting from the corruption who have no interest in long term stability for our country."
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About Ayad Jamal Aldin:
Ayad Jamal Aldin is a cleric, best known for his consistent campaigning for a new, secular Iraq. He first rose to prominence at the Nasiriyah conference in March 2003, shortly before the fall of Saddam, where he called for a state free of religion, the turban and other theological symbols. In 2005, he was elected as one of the 25 MPs on the Iraqi National List, but withdrew in 2009 after becoming disenchanted with Iyad Allawi's overtures to Iran. He wants complete independence from Iranian interference in Iraq. He now leads the Ahrar party for the 2010 election to the Council of Representatives, to clean up corruption and create a strong, secure and liberated Iraq for the future.