Shafaq News/ Muhammad Salih al-Iraqi, who is close to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, hinted on Friday that the latter is worried that his followers will assume the position of Prime Minister if they achieve the votes that qualify them to do so in the elections scheduled for next October.
The Iraqi, who calls himself the “minister of the leader”, published a short dialogue with the “leader” on social networking sites “Facebook”, in which the latter touched on the rise of the Sadrists, “the pyramid of power in Iraq,” wondering, “Will our followers be up to the responsibility, or will they be like their predecessors who received governments”?
The “Wazir” quoted the “Leader” as saying: I fear the world for them, for if it opens its doors to anyone who has not tamed himself, slippage will be more likely. Then I do not want to sacrifice the reputation of my parents and grandparents and the family name.
Al-Sadr added, “I do not want anything from this except to remove corruption, help the oppressed, help the poor, and remove the affliction.”