The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday rejected reports on Tuesday night of the resignation of its chairman, Najibullah Ahmadzai.
Ahmadzai resigned from his post amid mounting pressure from Afghan political parties, a source from within the commission confirmed on Tuesday.
But IEC spokesman Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayad said on Wednesday that so far he has not received any official notification regarding the resignation of Ahmadzai nor has he received a letter from President Ashraf Ghani calling for the IEC chief's resignation.
Sayad said the head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was not however at work on Wednesday, citing personal problems as the reason.
Political parties have called for a massive overhaul in the electoral body in recent weeks.
This comes just few days after Ghani sacked Imam Mohammad Warimach, head of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) secretariat over ‘poor performance’, sources said.
However sources later said that the IEC official was fired over ‘corruption and poor performance’.
On October 22, the Head of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) fired five of its members for a range of indiscretions including manipulating attendance records, ignoring a presidential decree, not doing their work and administration violations, IECC said in a letter sent to the media.