UNITED NATIONS - Rejecting as unacceptable media accusations of concealing fraud in Afghanistans presidential election process, the top UN envoy said Thursday he would do all he can to ensure that a final outcome to the polls is determined. My silence is now being exploited, to a point where these allegations are impeding the ongoing election process, Kai Eide, the Secretary-Generals Special Representative, said in a statement. I have been motivated by my determination to make every effort to bring the election process to a conclusion, he added. Eide has been accused in recent weeks by his sacked deputy, Peter Galbraith, of withholding UN evidence of massive ballot-stuffing in the August 20 elections. Accusations that the UN had covered up or that I asked for fraud to be covered up are patently false, Eide said in a statement. I intend to deal openly with all these allegations against the UN and myself relating to fraud and bias at the appropriate time, he added. Most of the fraud allegations have been directed against incumbent Hamid Karzai, including findings by European Union observers that a quarter of all votes, or 1.5 million, were suspicious. Observers including Galbraith who was sacked last month after rowing with Eide over how to deal with the fraud allegations have said 30 percent of Karzais votes were fraudulent. The Washington Post said on Wednesday it had obtained secret UN documents showing evidence of massive ballot stuffing and substantial discrepancies in the election, with vote counts in some provinces exceeding actual voters by more than 100,000. It cited a spreadsheet it said had been kept secret by Eide, who has been under pressure to release details of what Galbraith has described as very extensive voter fraud. The audit of suspicious ballot boxes being carried out by the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) and Independent Election Commission (IEC), in the presence of monitors and candidates representatives, is nearing an end. We need to allow both these bodies, which were created under the laws of this country, to conclude their investigations, identify fraud, and deliver a credible result in the next few days, Eide, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said. The mission reported Wednesday that just over 100 of the 358 suspicious ballot boxes remain to be examined by the auditing process, with the remaining boxes slated to be inspected today. The Special Representative also underscored in todays statement that the accusations that the United Nations has covered up or that I asked for fraud to be covered up are patently false, adding that he plans to deal with these allegations at the appropriate time. The world body, he said, is mandated by the Security Council to support the election process but not to interfere in it. This has been, and remains, the basis of all my efforts. On Wednesday, UN officials stressed that the envoy has only ever sided with electoral institutions in the countrys recent presidential ballot, and never with any of the candidates. Galbraith has also accused Eide of favouring incumbent Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the run-up to and after the countrys 20 August election by allowing voting irregularities to occur. What Kai Eide did, what he was supposed to do and what he did very faithfully, is side with the institutions, a Director of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, told reporters Wednesday in New York. He was always keen and he still is keen to let the institutions work out the process, said Weisbrod-Weber, who runs the Asia and Middle East Division of DPKO. In the preparations for the election and in the aftermath, Eide has been dedicated to strengthening the ECC and IEC - especially regarding the rules and regulations governing the ballot - to make it as credible as possible, said Weisbrod-Weber. Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet said yesterday that Mr. Galbraith made all sorts of assertions that were not true and that are completely out of bounds with our mandate in UNAMA regarding the election. Mulet added that Galbraith wanted to close 1,500 of the 6,900 polling stations in volatile regions, a measure that would disenfranchise a large number of potential voters. The Government decided to close down 500 of the stations. He also proposed to annul the elections and set up a transitional government, said Mulet. The fact that he was proposing this unconstitutional change and establishing a de facto government in Kabul was one of the elements that convinced us that he was not the right person to be in UNAMA at this point. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fired Galbraith from Afghanistan at the end of September, terminating his appointment with UNAMA.