The politburo of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK) on Thursday condemned Iraqi House of Representatives’ decision to oust Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim, labeling it as “illegitimate and completely invalid.”
“Once again the authorities in Baghdad proved that they give no value to partnership, legitimacy, consensus, constitution, public trust and public opinion and have violated the entire principles on which the New Iraq was built,” reads KDP’s statement.
KDP politburo also voiced its “endless support” to Karim, a leader in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), saying “We highly appreciate his patriotic and national positions.”
To the dismay of Baghdad officials, Kirkuk Provincial Council decided recently to run the independence referendum along the rest of the areas in the Kurdistan Region on September 25.
KDP statement referred to the decision against Kirkuk governor as a “wrong ruling.”