Sworn in as council member

Al-Eidani bids for swift return to Basra governorship

Basra – Asaad Al-Eidani, the former governor of Basra, officially resigned from his position and took the constitutional oath on Thursday before the judge of the Court of Appeal as a member of the newly elected Basra Council.

This development comes ahead of the eagerly anticipated first session of the council set for the coming Saturday.

The first session of the Basra Provincial Council was postponed from last Tuesday to the upcoming Saturday. This session is expected to determine whether Al-Eidani will be re-elected as Governor for another term. Indications suggest that Al-Eidani is the frontrunner for the position, though there is speculation about potential surprises from the Coordination Framework, which opposes a second Al-Eidani term.

Adi Awad, the leader of the “We Build” alliance, revealed to 964media before the last meeting of his coalition that the governor’s position is allocated to the Tasmeem Alliance. However, he did not mention Asaad Al-Eidani by name, and the meeting concluded without any explicit endorsement of Al-Eidani for the governorship.

“Tasmeem deputies will be sworn in at the Basra Appeal Court… and will not attend Tuesday’s session”

These developments underscore a period of political maneuvering in Basra, with the future leadership of the province hanging in the balance.