Why I Fled Afghanistan-Ashraf Ghani
Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has declared that he abdicated his office and position and fled Kabul so to prevent bloodshed, in the face of the Taliban advance into the country.
Ghani left Afghanistan on Sunday, just as the Taliban approached Kabul, the country’s capital.
The militant Talibans made a forceful entry into Kabul and eventually took over the reins of power, after more than 20 years of confrontation with the US-backed Afghan government.
The embattled President Ghani also denied claims by his country’s ambassador to Tajikistan that he had stolen millions of dollars from state funds.
Ghani, in a video posted on his Facebok page late on Wednesday, confirmed that he was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He thanked the Afghan security forces in his message, but also said that the “failure of the peace process” led to the Taliban snatching power.
He also described as baseless an accusation by the Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan that he had stolen $169 million from state funds.
He said he was “forced to leave Afghanistan with one set of traditional clothes, a vest and the sandals I was wearing. Accusations were charged in these days that money was transferred, these accusations are fully baseless.”