Ghani apologizes, saying he had no intent to abandon Afghans
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed regret over the manner in which his government was overthrown and apologized to the nation.
In his recent statement, Ashraf Ghani said that he did not intend to leave his nation and his vision like this.
It may be recalled that after the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15, Faiz Ashraf Ghani, then in office, had fled the country.
Unconfirmed reports of his departure and his presence in another country continued to surface, but foreign media later confirmed that Ashraf Ghani had been granted political asylum by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on humanitarian grounds. Had given
Ashraf Ghani has already issued a statement after leaving Afghanistan, but now he has apologized to his nation in a recent statement.
In a statement released on the microblogging site Twitter, former President Ashraf Ghani said he had been urged by security at the presidential palace to leave to save the streets of Kabul from bloodshed.
“I owe a debt of gratitude to the Afghan people for leaving Kabul abruptly,” he said.
“Leaving Kabul was the hardest decision of my life, but I believe it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul’s 6 million population,” Ghani said.
“I have given 20 years of my life helping the Afghan people to build a democratic, prosperous and independent state,” he said.
“I have no intention of leaving the Afghan people and my vision like this,” he said.
He also said that he would soon inform his nation in detail about his departure from Kabul and the events that led to this decision.
“I strongly reject the allegations that I left Kabul and took millions of dollars with me. These are all baseless allegations,” he said.
Ashraf Ghani said that it is sad to say that my chapter ended without ensuring development and stability in the same way as the rule of the rulers before me ended.
“I apologize to the Afghan people for not being able to end my rule separately,” he said.
Ashraf Ghani said that my commitment to the Afghan people has never wavered and it will continue to guide me throughout my life.