Jean Aziz, close aide to Aoun, resigns

This political infighting between two members of the same party led Aoun to request Aziz's resignation last week.
by Georgi Azar

12 February 2018 | 13:40

Source: by Annahar

  • by Georgi Azar
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 12 February 2018 | 13:40

A file photo of current OTV news director and close aid to President Michel Aoun, Journalist Jean Azizi. (Annahar Photo)

BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun has accepted the resignation of one of his close aides, journalist Jean Aziz, two weeks after the latter launched a verbal attack on former Education Minister and current foreign affairs advisor to the president, Elias Bou Saab, accusing him of corruption. 

Aziz, who acts as the news director of OTV -- a TV channel founded by Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) -- used the introduction of a nightly news bulletin on January 28, 2018, to attack Bou Saab, alleging that he squandered public funds during his tenure as Education Minister. 

This political infighting between members of the FPM led Aoun to request Aziz's resignation as media advisor last week, a source told Annahar. 

Show Comments

An-Nahar is not responsible for the comments that users post below. We kindly ask you to keep this space a clean and respectful forum for discussion.