Mr. Abdallah was addressing a press conference today, when he announced to cooperate with “any competent body” for the sake of clearing his name. Mr. Zambito’s accusations in Charbonneau Commission are having ripples as far as Ottawa since Mr. Abdallah’s name was once considered as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s choice to head the Port of Montreal. Back in 2007, Harper’s press secretary Dimitri Soudas, recommended Mr. Abdallah for the port job.
Mr. Abdallah labeled Mr. Zambito’s claims before the Charbonneau Commission to be completely based on hearsay, and he displayed all-embracing paperwork of the City of Montreal, in an order to prove his innocence. Mr. Abdallah mentioned that “I will allow no one to put my integrity in doubt.”