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Kapisa residents repent voting in polls

Kapisa residents repent voting in polls

Sep 13, 2014 - 15:56

MAHMOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Kapisa province on Saturday said they would have never taken part in the election process if they had the slightest idea of the dragging deadlock.

Several months after the election was completed, neither the results have been announced so far nor differences between the two candidates removed. As a result, the masses have become skeptical.

Most of the people repented taking part in the elections. Shah Agha, a resident of Kohistan-1 district, said he had voted in the interest of national unity and Afghanistaninfo-icon’s reconstructioninfo-icon.

In quest of a better tomorrow, he and his relatives thronged polling stations amid threats. “We cast our votes several months back, but are still waiting for the result,” he lamented. “We are fed up of it all. I would not have votes if I had realised then the process would drag on so long.”.

Jawad, a resident of Mahmood Raqi, the provincial capital, said the the prolonged election process badly affected the business sector and security of the country. “I thought the situation would become better but that was a false hope.”

Much to the nation’s chagrin, the candidates have been feuding over petty issues, he remarked, alleging none of the two runners really desired a good system of governance in Afghanistan.

Haji Attaullah, a local in Najrab district, said that older people used to say that votes had no mean and now “we understand that our votes have no value at all.”

Bibi Zarlashta, a resident of Kohistan, said she did not like elections any more. “When I hear of the election on the television screen, I change the channel forthwith. I simply hate polls.”



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