29 Gorran activists publicly resign

KT Comment and News:

Gorran supporter

Enthusiastic Gorran supporter during the 2010 election

29 active members of the Gorran party have announced their resignations in a joint statement to the south Kurdistan media.

“From the beginning we began our political efforts and struggle for our Gorran movement with very clear hearts and minds,” they said.

“Our mission was to achieve change for the deprived people, but in practice our aims couldn’t be achieved for several reasons, including:

  1. Factionalism inside Gorran that is evident everywhere
  2. Favouritism
  3. Recruiting members who are not committed
  4. The youth movement has been ignored
  5. Interference by the leadership in Gorran’s local elections
  6.  Too much power for high-ranking members”.

This statement, publicly signed by 29 former members, is the biggest blow to the organisation since it won 25 parliamentary seats.

Several times on KT we have argued that Gorran’s leadership should be elected at a conference and the whole membership should be allowed to vote on the party’s programme

Ever since the Gorran leaders visited Talabani on 24 September, the party has gone backwards not forwards. Unless there are changes, Gorran faces a big challenge.

According to many observers, the party didn’t win 25 seats because it had a good programme and sound organisational structures but rather because of the weakness and stupidity of its rivals.

Surely the Gorran leadership should be having sleepless nights over this crisis? And yet there is no indication that they are concerned. They need to see these resignations as an urgent wake-up call.

Copyright © 2012 Kurdistantribune.com

2 Responses to 29 Gorran activists publicly resign
  1. Suleiman
    November 8, 2012 | 14:49

    Very disappointing to see this happen to Gorran, but not unexpected considering the current leaders of Gorran are copies of the PUK leadership.

  2. Amir Bawan
    November 8, 2012 | 19:41

    Dir resignee if realy your cause are genuine you should apply for a new Party, that will share the power between all members,
    It was expected from the outsiders beacuse the of Middle East back to business, So Gud protecte and help the poor people of Kurdistan.
    Goooooooooooooood luck,

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