Afghanistan First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, has on Tuesday 17th August, 2021, declared himself the Caretaker President of the recently Taliban conquered country. ayokinews.com reports
Amrullah declared himself as the caretaker President of Afghanistan, following the escape of the President, Ashraf Gani, who fled the country shortly after the capital, Kabul, fell to the hands and control of dreaded Islamic terrorist group, Taliban.
Adding to the twist of the ongoing event, Amrullah noted that he is automatically the Caretaker President of the country while citing a section of the Afghanistan constitution which says that the First Vice President automatically becomes the Caretaker President in the event of the president’s absence, escape or resignation.
Speaking via his official twitter handle, Amrullah wrote, “Clarity: As per d constitution of Afg, in absence, escape, resignation or death of the President the FVP becomes the caretaker President. I am currently inside my country & am the legitimate care taker President. Am reaching out to all leaders to secure their support & consensus.”
Amrullah Saleh, stated that the Taliban take over of the country wasn’t acceptable and that he would never live under the same ceiling with the Islamic extremists. He further noted that he would never betray the ‘soul and legacy’ of his hero, Ahmad Shah Masoud, the late Afghan politician and military commander who fought against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989.
He further called on all Anti-Taliban groups in the country and around the world to join his resistance group, saying they haven’t lost hope unlike the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies.
“It is futile to argue with@POTUS on Afg now. Let him digest it. We d Afgs must prove tht Afgh isn’t Vietnam & the Talibs aren’t even remotely like Vietcong. Unlike US/NATO we hvn’t lost spirit & see enormous oprtnities ahead. Useless caveats are finished. JOIN THE RESISTANCE,” Amrullah Saleh tweeted.