ERBIL-Hewler, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— A Popular Kurdish politician and former leading council member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Adham Barzani expressed his intention to return to political work to prepare for the establishment of a new political movement on the Kurdish scene.
Adham Barzani, a cousin of the outgoing Kurdistan president and a leader in KDP, Massoud Barzani, said on his page in the social networking site (Facebook) that he has a question to his readers that “I ask you all out and from the importance that the opinion of the masses is very important: What do you think that I return back to the political arena through a mass political movement? ”
Barzani is one of the most active Kurdish figures on the social networking sites. The majority of his fans on Facebook have supported his return to political life and the formation of a new movement.
Adham Barzani, is one of the important social figures of Massoud Barzani’s clan and the biggest supporters of the reform movement, he has demanded on several occasions Kurdistan Region’s Parliament to announce a referendum on independence of the region from Iraq.
In 2011, Adham Barzani, at that time member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) leadership council, said that if his party does not carry out reforms, it will lose popularity and its current position as the Kurdistan region’s largest party. He also cast doubt about the integrity of some members of the reform committee set up by Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani to tackle corruption.
In 2014 Adham Barzani resigned from the leading council of the KDP party. He I will be a usual citizen and have no tie with the KDP and resign from all of my posts, Adham Barzani wrote on his Facebook page.
In March 2015, Adham Barzani, stated that extending Massoud Barzani’s presidential term is against the laws and regulations of Kurdistan region. He has critised other senior members of KDP for obeying whatever the leader says and not having their own opinion on any decision; added this will create a dictatorship.