The political dispute within the Washington-backed government deepened Sunday when another governor and ally of Noor in the north, Abdul Karim Khadam, refused an order from Ghani that he resign as governor of Samangan province. “The government’s decision is unjust and unfair,” Khadam said in a telephone interview, adding that it goes against a power-sharing agreement reached last spring between the Jamiat party and the president. Khadam took pains to emphasize that his refusal to obey the order did not amount to an armed rebellion. “Our opposition to the government does not mean we are rebelling,” he said. Second Afghan governor defies Kabul order to resign - The Boston Globe Yes, it is rebelling.