Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, one of the influential figures of Afghan and the running mate of Mohammad Haneef Atmar has joined the electoral team of Abdullah Abdullah.
Sources close to Mohaiq have confirmed that Mr. Mohaqiq has joined the Stability and Convergence team led by Abdullah Abdullah.
The sources further added that Mr. Mohaqiq is expected to formally endorse the electoral team of Abdullah during a press conference on Friday.
This comes as the electoral of Mr. Atmar announced earlier this month that the they have postponed the electoral campaigns for next month’s presidential elections.
Earlier, reports emerged suggesting that Atmar’s team did not launch election campaigns due to differences among the members of the team.
According to reports, the two key members of the team, Ata Mohammad Noor and Mohammad Younus Qanooni had agreed with Mr. Atmar to modify the constitution of Afghanistan and change the structure of the government from a centralized to a semi-centralized system.
However, the Peace and Moderation collapsed after the other members of the team, specifically the Pashtun leaders did not reach to an agreement in this regard.
Meanwhile, some of the other prominent members of Peace and Moderation team including Syed Ahmad Gilani, Syed Mansoor Naderi, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, Ata Mohammad Noor and Ismail Khan have not announced their support to any specific electoral team so far.
The presidential elections are scheduled for 28th of September but latest report indicate the presidential elections might be postponed due to the peace process.