The second deputy chief executive, Mohammad Mohaqiq, while visiting the northern province of Jawzjan with a group of Afghan politicians and MPs, accused the Independent Election Commission, or IEC, of favoring President Ghani’s campaign team, and described the situation as “critical.”
Mohaqiq held a meeting with the first vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, who has been living in Jawzjan over the past few months.
Mohaqiq also accused the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) of taking bribes and said the country will not achieve peace unless the crisis is prevented.
The delegation which visited Jawzjan mostly discussed peace efforts and the election during their meeting with the first vice president.
“They are really taking the election to a crisis. There is no rule and regulation. The commission wants to implement the government’s order,” Mohaqiq said.
At one point, Mohaqiq directly called out UNAMA chief Tadamichi Yamamoto and accused him of favoring a certain election campaign team.
UNAMA has not commented on Mohaqiq’s remarks but recently it has rejected some allegations against it as “baseless.”
At the same event, Dostum criticized the “use of security forces” against protestors in some northern provinces and warned that such acts will result in anger among the people.
“As far I know, the Defense and Interior ministries did not order the attack on protesters (in north), but they did it under the order of Ashraf Ghani,” Dostum said.
Dostum, meanwhile, said that he has never been against peace and that he has always stressed that war is not the solution.
Dostum and Mohaqiq also welcomed the release of Anas Haqqani and two other members of the Haqqani network.