Thousands of Tunisians signed an electronic petition calling for an investigation with Rashid Ghannouchi, and the text of the petition stated: "Rashid Ghannouchi returned to Tunisia in 2011, and no activity was known before or after this date except in the political field, and despite not practicing any economic or commercial work, he In 9 years, he has become one of the richest people in Tunisia, and media sources have estimated his wealth at a billion dollars, while other media sources are talking about an amount equal to 8 times this number, which is equivalent to one fifth of the Tunisian state’s budget, so how can he get this wealth?
Ambiguity surrounds the source of rich indecency for Ghannouchi, who in 9 years has owned palaces and real estate in upscale areas and luxury cars, and there are many questions about ways to obtain these large funds and the identity of donors, and whether they come from outside the country or not.
The signatories of the petition seek to reveal the truth, by opening the financial file of Ghannouchi and investigating his bank accounts, proposing the formation of an independent committee consisting of national organizations such as the Tunisian Labor Union, the Deanship of Lawyers and the Accounts Department, and the Tunisian Committee for Financial Analysis of the Central Bank, whose task is to scrutinize the financial wealth of professionals politics in Tunisia, led by Rashid Ghannouchi as the leader of the largest party in the country and head of the legislature, and knowing the sources of his wealth and the wealth of his family.
In addition to Ghannouchi, demands for scrutiny and investigation of funding sources included other figures from Ennahda Movement such as Nour al-Din al-Behairi, Muhammad bin Salem, Najil al-Ghannushi, his daughters, and his in-laws. Names from outside the movement also included the likes of Hammadi Jebali, the leader of the "Heart of Tunisia" party, Sofiane Toubal, and the sons of the late President Beji Kaid Essebsi.
Supporters attribute this initiative to the spread of corruption in the state and society and the large number of suspicious foreign funds that come to Tunisia under the title of charitable work and associations, while these funds are often distributed among terrorist organizations and suspicious political agendas.