The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday, referring to the recent rumors about the establishment of an interim government as an outcome of a peace process with the Taliban, said that the Afghan people do not support the dissolution of democracy and that his main duty as president is to peacefully transfer the power to his successor according to the law.
Speaking a public gathering in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, Ghani said that the present political system needs to be protected and the power must be transferred peacefully and legally.
“This seat is not mine, this seat (presidency) belongs to the nation of Afghanistan, this system has dignity, you all voted for me,” said Ghani.
“If someone comes and conducts a wrong thing, then it is the people who compensate and pay the price for his action–people have a significant importance to us like the air and the water, but the peace should be a dignified peace,” said Ghani.
“My duty is to transfer the power to the successor of the government in a legal way. If this does not happen, then the people do not want the termination of the power. It is not a personal matter, it is the issue of the republic system, because it is part of the joint investment of the people and the government,” said Ghani.
“They (Taliban) always try to take distance from the religious issues. The Taliban are not prepared to talk on the basis of the Sharia (Islamic law), they say that we talk based on the Doha agreement (US-Taliban peace deal), this indicates that the fundamental issue for them is power not the religion,” said Amrullah Saleh, the First Vice President.
Source: TOLO NEWS