The campaign affirmed that it does not follow any political party or governmental entity – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain The campaign affirmed that it does not follow any political party or governmental entity – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain

‘To Build It’ campaign crops up Twitter's trends

Thu, Oct. 5, 2017
CAIRO – 5 October 2017: “Alashan Tbneeha” (To Build It), a public campaign that kicked off on September to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term as President of Egypt went viral on Twitter as its #حملة_علشان_تبنيها hashtag counted at least 60 thousand tweets.

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As it got launched last month, the campaign was affirmed that it does not follow any political party or governmental entity.

“As founders, we ascertained President Sisi’s loyalty and his keenness regarding fixing the state’s real problems, including the economic situation of the country,” the campaign stated in September.

The statement added that the Egyptian leader didn’t let the possibility of losing part of his popularity among Egyptians stand in his way when he announced the economic reform program.

“He risked everything and stood strong while taking several historical, fateful decisions, trusting that Egyptians will understand the reasons behind them,” the statement added.



The main aim set by the campaign is to demand a second inauguration of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as President of Egypt.

Ahmed Al-Kahteeb, one of the campaign’s founders, said in his speech that everything started with a Facebook page he created. Shortly, several people tried to contact the page founders asking about the idea and expressing their wish and will to volunteer with them.

“That’s why the page turned into a public campaign that aims to reach Sisi and tell him that there are several Egyptians wanting him to run for a second presidential term to get the chance of finishing what he started in 2014,” Kahteeb said.

“Several reasons led us to announce our campaign publicly here today, including Sisi’s strategic perspective in dealing with a number of sensitive files,” Kahteeb said, explaining more about "To Build It."

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Photo courtesy of "Alashan Tbneeha" public campaign –Facebook
During the conference, the campaign announced choosing six of the founding members to form the High Board, as they announced one of them as their official spokesperson.

Kareem Salim, another founder of the campaign said that they are in need of a number of volunteers all over the country, and that all needed forms will be available through their Facebook page as soon as possible.

Furthermore, it was added that a signature campaign will be lunched soon. “We are going to collect signatures from all around the state, aiming to convince President Sisi that there is a huge number of Egyptians wanting him to run again,” Salim said.

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is the sixth president of Egypt. He came to office on June 2014 after the revolution of June 30, which toppled former President Mohamed Morsi, who is affiliated with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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