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Daikundi women say ready to vote next week

Daikundi women say ready to vote next week

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Sep 24, 2019 - 18:33

NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of womeninfo-icon in central Daikundi province on Monday said they were deeply concerned about possible fraud and rigging in next week’s presidential election.

Four days are left in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s presidential election eyed by 15 candidates and around 11 million people are eligible to vote.

Gul Jan, 65, a resident of Patu district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they were fully prepared to cast their vote.

She said, “I will ask my son to take me to one of the polling stations. May Allah bring lasting peace to our country.”

She said all her eligible family members would vote for their favorite candidate.

She said, “We would vote for an electoral team which has one female deputy running mate because women are kind and understand well women’s issues.”

She urged the candidates to play their role in ensuring transparency election and also urged the IECinfo-icon not to allow anyone to commit fraud and rigging.

Marwarid, 20, a resident of Dashti Neili, the provincial capital, told Pajhwok she would take part in the polls as she was fully ready.

She urged IEC officials, political parties and candidates to prevent fraud and rigging.

Fatima Haidari, a resident of the provincial capital, said it was every Afghan’s responsibility to take part in the election process and vote for a candidate of their interest.

She said she planned to vote for her favorite candidate in next week’s election.

A number of other women held similar views and urged IEC officials to no spare no effort in conducting fair, free and transparent election throughout the county.

Meanwhile, Amanullah Habibi, IEC head for Daikundi, told Pajhwok that all preparations to hold the upcoming presidential election were in place and only three polling stations among 177 would stay closed due to insecurity.

Police spokesman  Mohammad Agha Daud assured security of all polling stations and confirmed three polling stations would be closed due to insecurity,

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