Ata Mohammad Noor calls for widespread anti-fraud movements
Ata Mohammad Mohammad Noor has called on his supporters to prepare for widespread anti-fraud movements as the Afghan election was once again taken towards an impasse after Dr. Abdullah’s camp warned to withdraw from talks and boycott the audit process.
Noor is an influential political leader and the current governor of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, who is a close ally of Dr. Abdullah in presidential election.
In an apparent reference towards violent movements against the alleged electoral fraud, Noor warned that the national and international institutions would be accountable for any consequences as a result of the so called “Green and Orange” movements.
He accused the Independent Election Commission for being involved in massive fraud, both in runoff election and the audit process of the ballots.
In an online statement, Noor said, “Those would be accountable who ridiculed the election process with industrial fraud and are attempting to grab power by legitimizing their frauds.”
The remarks by Noor comes as Dr. Abdullah’s spokesman Syed Fazel Sancharaki warned to withdraw from talks on the formation of national unity government and boycott the audit and invalidation process if their demands and conditions were not met by Tuesday.
Sancharaki told reporters that their camp will not acccept any outcome of the ongoing election audit if their condtions were not met.
The decision by Dr. Abdullah’s camp to boycott the audit process and withdraw from talks on unity government comes as the two contenders agreed to abide by the outcome of the complete ballots audit during US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan.