The Stability and Convergence election campaign, led by Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, has announced a protest in Kabul city on Friday to demand “transparency” in the election process.
“The protest is aimed to defend the valid votes of the people, and the people will not allow fraud to once again dominate the country,” said Abdullah’s team.
At a press conference on Thursday night, Abdullah’s first running mate Enayatullah Babur Farahmand said that the recount of votes is illegal, and he asked the Afghan people to come out and participate in what he describes as “anti-fraud protests.”
Farahmand remarked that the entire nation is tired of war and other issues; however, only a specific circle in the country is trying to exploit the peace process in pursuit of political power.
Farahmand warned that If the Independent Election Commission does not invalidate 300,000 fraudulent votes by Saturday, then a nationwide civil movement will be launched.
At the same event, Abdullah’s second running mate Assadullah Saadati called on the residents of Kabul to come out and raise their voice peacefully “against the fraud in the election.”