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September 28 2021 1:22 PM ˚

Ajarmeh resigns from Lower House

Osama Al-Ajarmeh
MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh has resigned from the Lower House, he announced on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The lawmaker, whose membership has been suspended by the House for one year last week following remarks deemed by his fellow representatives as offensive to the legislative body, attributed his decision to “multiple reasons.”

Dozens of the MP’s supporters blocked a highway west of Amman following the Lower House’s decision to protest the yearlong suspension ruling.

Following Friday’s events, tribal figures intended to host supporters of the MP but were faced with “strict measures” from law enforcement agencies, which went on to demolish the tent intended for the gathering. Unconfirmed reports said that the tent was allowed to be erected later in the day.

Ajarmeh’s backers’ spin was that they were fighting injustice and corruption by demanding a reversal of the punishment, which was decided by an overwhelming majority on Thursday.

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