Salahuddin Rabbani, the leader of Jamait-e Islami, reacted to the signing of an agreement between Abdullah Abdullah and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, emphasizing that Jamiat-e Islami was not involved in Abdullah’s decision to sign the agreement.
In a statement issued earlier today, Rabbani said Jamiat-e Islami’s stance has been clear regarding the 2019 presidential elections which were conducted in contrast to electoral laws and regulations and lacked the required standards to support its legitimacy.
The statement further added that Jamiat-e Islami has been emphasizing that formation of any kind of government based on 2019 presidential elections, will have no legitimacy and legal credibility.
Meanwhile, Rabbani added that Jamiat-e Islami was not against the formation of a non-centralized government based on an agreement between all key political parties considering the evolving situation including the signing of a pace deal between the U.S. and Taliban, preparations for foreign forces withdrawal and launch of intra-Afghan talks as well as evolving situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
However, he said the votes and will of people were not considered and credibility of democratic processes were severely harmed after the two leaders signed the agreement and enrosed the results of a fraudulent election.
Ghani and Abdullah signed an agreement on Sunday to end the political impasse which intensified following the controversial announcement of presidential elections.
Both Ghani and Abdullah took oath of the office in March which further sparked tensions on political level in the country.
The signing of the agreement was widely welcomed as the tensions on political level were considered as the main barrier towards the advancement of reconciliation process, mainly the launch of the intra-Afghan talks following the signing of U.S.-Taliban peace deal late in February this year.