Minister Aridi calls minister Safadi "thief"

Aridi SafadiLebanon caretaker Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi dismissed the accusations made against him by caretaker Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi calling them unfounded.

“All the accusations against me are unfounded,” Safadi told Al-Jadeed ( NEW) TV on Monday.

He also slammed the caretaker public works minister’s comments as being “a political campaign par excellence.”

Earlier on Monday, Aridi accused the Finance Ministry and Safadi in particular of disrupting the allocation of funds for public works throughout the country, including the cleaning of sewers ahead of the winter season.

“I reiterate that I assume responsibility for anything related to the public works ministry,” Aridi said during a lengthy press conference he held at his office after being criticized of neglect when roads were swamped with rainwater last week.

Aridi also accused Safadi of embezzling state funds.

“You are the thief,” Aridi told Safadi

Aridi apologized to the people who spent hours on the roads when several Beirut neighborhoods and the capital’s suburbs were flooded because drains were not cleared.

Both Aridi and Safadi represent the centrist bloc in the cabinet

  • Constantin7

    99% (I want to spare the 1% who are really honest honourable people) of ALL the Lebanese are thieves. I blieve Mr. Aridi by default.

    • The real lebanese

      I smell hypocrisy 😉

      • 5thDrawer

        Public Works Commission needs a few workers … to actually do the work.
        Job Description:
        No fear of working in any ‘hood’. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

  • Constantin7

    99% (I want to spare the 1% who are really honest honourable people) of ALL the Lebanese are thieves. I blieve Mr. Aridi by default.

    • The real lebanese

      I smell hypocrisy 😉

      • 5thDrawer

        Public Works Commission needs a few workers … to actually do the work.
        Job Description:
        No fear of working in any ‘hood’. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

  • dateam

    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah…milli vanilli…remember them? Look what they turned out to be.

  • dateam

    Blame it on the rain yeah yeah…milli vanilli…remember them? Look what they turned out to be.

  • Tk

    Let me put this way. It take a thief to know another thief

  • Tk

    Let me put this way. It take a thief to know another thief