Candidates, running mates vote
KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of presidential hopefuls and their choices for first and second vice presidents exercised their voting right on Saturday, hailing the day as a moment of celebration for the Afghans.
Leading presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai cast his vote at the Amani High School, saying today was an unforgettable day for the people of Afghanistan.
He said the wave of voters taking part in the election was enough proof that no force could stop Afghans from exercising their constitutional right.
He lauded President Hamid Karzai for staying neutral during the entire election campaign process.
Another presidential contender Dr. Zalmai Rassoul also cast his vote at the same Amani High School polling station but he refrained from speaking to media-people.
Similarly, presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah cast his vote at Isteqlal High School’s polling station. He called on people to throng to polling stations and exercise their right in the land mark election.
Daud Sultanzoyi, another presidential candidate, said Afghans forced their way to the elections after offering unspeakable sacrifices. “We should celebrate the moments,” he added. He voted at Habibia High School polling station.
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