Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Tuesday addressed his supporters in Herat province and asked the National Unity Government (NUG) to dissolve the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and appoint new impartial commissioners.
Noor, who had been speaking at former Jihadi leader Mohammad Ismail Khan’s house, said if the electoral commissions continue in the same way election results will be questionable.
“We have four demands: dissolve of election commission, bring fundamental reforms in the commission, an alternative plan and an accurate oversee by the political parties,” said Noor.
Noor said if fundamental reforms do not happen in the election commission, people should not expect a transparent election.
Ismail Khan meanwhile said the National Unity Government should hand over power to an interim government until the next election.
“The people that do not believe in the government will not vote in the next elections. Again the ballot boxes will be filled by some people,” said Ismail Khan.
Hizb-e-Islami members in Kabul however in reaction to Noor’s remarks said if Noor is campaigning for presidency, then he should leave his current position.
Noor and Ismail Khan said the presence of Taliban in nearly half of Afghanistan will not enable a free and transparent election to take place.