TOLOnews 10pm News 11 August 2019
President Ashraf Ghani, who addressed the nation on Eid al-Adha, on Sunday, said that prominent Afghan politicians asked him to remain in power for another five years or more, without an election, until the fate of the ongoing peace process is made clear.
He said the politicians made the suggestion in a meeting with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [in Kabul].
First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, who is supporting Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the upcoming presidential election, on Sunday accused President Ashraf Ghani and his election campaign team of misusing government resources for campaign purposes.
Addressing his supporters at a gathering in Jawzjan province on the first day of Eid al-Adha, Mr. Dostum blamed Mr. Ghani for the current crisis in the country.