Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, stressed the necessity of serving the people and that officials come down to the streets in order to communicate with the people, listen to their complaints, and work on solving them. This came during his meeting with the heads of Al Muwattin movement in the provincial council in his Eminence's office in Baghdad, on October 28, 2013. Sayyid al-Hakim maintained that the elections are a tool not a goal to provide services for the Iraqi citizens, underlining the importance of openness to the rest of the political movements and explaining the fair modern state project to the public.