Presidential candidate Ahmad Wali Massoud held his first campaign rally in Kabul on Friday where he slammed the government leaders for “failing” to improve the country’s situation in the last five years.
Mr. Massoud, who heads the Massoud Foundation and who has served as Afghanistan’s diplomat, said that the “inefficiency” of government leaders – President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah – in the last five years has moved the country towards crisis.
“We can stand against this ‘mafia’ government, a government which has failed to make [Afghanistan] a united home [for everyone],” Mr. Massoud added.
He warned that his team will stand against any type of fraud in the upcoming election.
“The election should be transparent and fair… otherwise, we should make our [final] decision one day ahead of the election,” he said.
Mr. Massoud, who leads the National Consensus election campaign team, said the decision on Afghan peace is made between the US and Pakistani leaders due to “lack of capacity” of Afghan government’s leaders.
He vowed to take the country out of the crisis if he wins in the presidential election which is scheduled for September 28.