Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, stressed that the Martyr of the Niche movement will be responsible for its candidates and their achievements, and will punish them more harshly than their public or the state institutions would do. He confirmed that any candidate who does not comply with the Citizen Alliance’s platform and fails to serve the country and the citizens will be removed from the post of responsibility and that no one will be treated with nicety. The Citizen Alliance’s platform, he thought, is made for the country and no tolerance or nicety will come at the expense of the people’s accountability and the safeguard of the country future. His eminence declared that the Martyr of the Niche movement will take full responsibility for the acts of any of its members in which the public have faith or who inhabits a legislative or administrative office, as an engagement first towards Allah, and then towards the public. This came at a meeting between his Eminence and a large gathering of Basra citizens on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Basra taught us that being kind does not mean we are our naive and being generous does not mean we are giving up our rights
His eminence said that he recommended politicians to take away lessons from this people, his patience, perseverance, keenness, kindness, generosity and courage. He was sorry to hear that some of them have not stood by their words, stressing that Basra taught us that being kind does not mean we are our naive and being generous does not mean we are giving up our rights; yet, it taught us to give away silently and be generous no matter how much they are in need. His eminence maintained that the Martyr of the Niche movement admits its previous mistakes without justifying them, and has the guts to do so and show regret for these errors to people, promising to fix them and move forward. “All confident and faithful, we can say that we have taken advantage from this experience which produced a cautious youth and an accumulated expertise in terms of honesty and governmental work. We have also skillful candidates who work as per a service program they promised to be committed to, before Allah and us. This is what our electoral platform stands for, in fact it was practically drafted in such a way to meet the Governorate needs”, he added.