Ata Mohammad NoorAta Mohammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan has said Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is not the president-elect of Afghanistan.

Noor is an influential political figure and was a close ally of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during the presidential elections.

He declared Dr. Abdullah as the true winner of the two rounds of presidential elections ahead of the political agreement between the two candidates.

In an exclusive interview with the The Voice of America (VOA) Dari, Noor insisted that Dr. Ashraf Ghani has reached to the presidential position due to a political agreement.

He also challenged that his dismissal as the governor of northern Balkh province is not an easy task and said he was appointed as governor by the support of people and agreement of President Karzai.

Noor said he has not decided yet to remain as part of the new government but emphasized that he is a member of Dr. Abdullah’s team which is having 50 percent of the power share in the national unity government.

He said the formation of unity government was not against the Afghan constitution and hoped that the two leaders can work together.


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