IEC raises concerns over insecurity during presidential election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has raised its concern over the safety and security during the presidential election which will happen on 28th September.

This comes as conflicts have increased in the northern provinces of Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan, the western provinces of Badghis and Farah as well as some other provinces.

The commission said the ongoing insecurity is the core challenge on the way of election. Although, they have transferred sensitive election materials to 26 provinces out of 34, IEC’s spokesman Abdullah Aziz Ibrahimi said.

“We hope that security agencies will ensure the safety of the election so that the concerns of the people and the Election Commission are addressed,” Ibrahimi, said, according to TOLONews.

He also said that the government officials said security situation will be improved within 10 days.

“The security situation will fully change within the next ten days and the conditionwill be provided for the election,” presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

“The list shared with us includes 4,942 centers across the country for which we will provide full security,” the Interior Ministry’s spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said.

Recently, while President campaigning in Kabul Ashraf Ghani, said that election will be held on its due time. “Election is a must because it is the goal of our Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.”

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