Jamil Karzai, a close relative of president Hamid Karzai and a candidate for the Afghan parliamentary elections, has interrupted in a vote-counting centre in Kabul, observers say
Some of the observers of the Afghan parliamentary elections severely criticised Jamil Karzai's behaviour who allegedly entered a vote-counting centre in Kabul by force on Saturday, a claim denied by Karzai.
These observers say Jamil Karzai entered the voting centre after it was closed following the end of Saturday's parliamentary elections, and disrupted the process of vote counting.
"All the observers had gathered and suddenly there was a rush. They said someone had entered. Later we noticed Jamil Karzai going out of the office with his bodyguards." said one of the observers to TOLOnews reporter.
Jamil Karzai, denying the reports, accused employees of the Election Commission of being involved in fraud.
"When I arrived there, the whole area was blocked. They did not allow anyone inside and said they were counting the votes," Jamil Karzai, a candidate for the parliamentary elections told TOLOnews reporter on the phone.
"When I arrived there, they had hidden all the ballot papers to be used in favour of certain candidate. Some employees in the voting-counting centres work illegally in favour of some candidates," he added.
Meanwhile, some Kabul residents say 360 voting sheets were improperly cut in both men and women's voting centres, and they consider it a form of electoral fraud.
The residents say they have contacted the Independent Election Commission officials about it, but have received no response from them.
Some voters were not satisfied with the election process and claimed to have witnessed widespread fraud.