First Vice President Amrullah Saleh declares himself the ‘legitimate caretaker president’
Former first vice-president Amrullah Saleh has claimed that he is the caretaker president of Afghanistan in Ashraf Ghani’s absence.
Amrullah Saleh made the comment on Twitter on Tuesday. He said the Afghan constitution was empowering him to declare this. He wrote that he was “reaching out to all leaders to secure their support and consensus.”
Taking to Twitter, he said, “As per the constitution of Afghanistan in absence, escape, resignation or death of the President, the FVP becomes the caretaker President. I am currently inside my country and am the legitimate caretaker President. Am reaching out to all leaders to secure their support and consensus.”
On Sunday, Amrullah Saleh had said that he will not bow in front of the Taliban under any circumstances.
Saleh took to Twitter and said: “I will never, ever & under no circumstances bow to d Talib terrorists. I will never betray d soul & legacy of my hero Ahmad Shah Masoud, the commander, the legend & the guide. I won’t dis-appoint millions who listened to me. I will never be under one ceiling with Taliban. NEVER.”