24 July 2017

News Story: MPs Ask President Ghani To Step Down

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (Image: Wiki Commons)
By Massoud Ansar 

The Wolesi Jirga’s (Lower House of Parliament) administrative board on Saturday accused President Ashraf Ghani of inability to lead the country and said he has an autocratic behavior towards the parliament.

The MPs said the president should step down if he cannot lead the country.

“Government has been damaged under your administration and your leadership,” the Wolesi Jirga first deputy speaker Humayun Humayun said. “If you (President Ashraf Ghani) are unable to run the country or it is above your capability, please send your resignation to the parliament.”

“Let us give a medal to the National Unity Government (NUG) – the medal of incompetency, because the country’s situation has worsened since the NUG’s establishment,” said Sadiqizada Nili, an MP from Daikundi.

The Wolesi Jirga administrative board also criticized the president over lack of cooperation with the parliament.

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