Ahmad Zia Massoud on Tuesday strongly reacted to his dismissal as President Ashraf Ghani's Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance.
On Monday, President Ghani in a decree ordered the dismissal of Zia Massoud and dissolved his position. The decree didn’t make clear why the move was taken.
Rejecting his dismissal, Massoud suggested that his appointment to the post came following a codified deal with the president.
“You (Ghani) have got no right or power to fire me,” Massoud said at a press conference in Kabul.
“I really don’t know what sin I have committed,” he said, asking the president to reinstate him in the position.
Zia Massoud formerly acted as vice-president under Hamid Karzai and is deputy of Jamiat-e-Islami, Afghanistan’s largest political party.
He backed Ashraf Ghani in his presidential race with Abdullah Abdullah, who is now Chief Executive as part of unity government deal.
Massoud admitted that widespread fraud was committed in presidential elections.
He warned that his dismissal might lead to “political turmoil and even civil war.”