The leader of the Sadrist movement, Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr, announced on Thursday, that he will not participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, while confirming that he has withdrawn his support from those in the government.
Al-Sadr said in a speech, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that he is deeply saddened for Iraq that became a prisoner of distress and a prisoner of corruption and thefts, adding that and all the perpetrators have targeted Iraq from the inside and outside as they erased every beautiful thing and supported the traitors, leaving nothing good except ruin, humiliation and ignominy.
Al-Sadr also affirmed that the extent of corruption and injustice cannot be eliminated or reduced.
Sayyed Al-Sadr continued, in order to preserve what is left of the homeland and to save it, which was burned and are still burning by the corrupt, we inform you that I will not participate in these elections. Iraq is more important than all that, affirming that he withdraws his support from all those in the current and subsequent government, even if they claim their belonging to al-Sadr family, as everyone is either unable to fight corruption, or a negligent, or boasts his corruption, and everyone is liable.
Al-Sadr also indicated that the great Iraqi people are called today to support Iraq against those corrupted, subordinationist and calling for normalization, addressing the Iraqis by saying, do not sell your homeland to them at any price. the homeland is more valuable than everything.