Mon, 02 Oct 2023 - 07:38 GMT
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 - 07:38 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced his nomination for a new term in presidency on October 2- press photo
CAIRO – 2 October 2023: President Abdel Fattah Sisi announced, on Monday, his nomination for the Egyptian 2024 presidential election due to convene on December 10, 11, 12.
"As I have heeded the call of the Egyptians before, today, I answer their call again. I have decided to nominate myself to complete the dream in a new presidential term. I promise you, God willing, it will be a continuation of our joint efforts for the benefit of Egypt and its people,” President Sisi said at the closing session of a three-day conference “Story of A Homeland.”
President Sisi also called upon all Egyptians to participate in the presidential elections and choose the one who is suitable if even he were not elected.
The President said that what he did with the state’s institutions is for the sake of the homeland, adding that he has exerted efforts and kept his promise as much as he could.
“We, the Egyptians, have achieved a historic epic, as we have surmounted despair and disappointment, and reclaimed our beloved Egypt from the clutches of the group of darkness and treachery,” he said in an indication to the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We have encountered heinous terrorism that sought to undermine our resolve; and our good land was watered with the blood of the righteous martyrs, who were from the most virtuous sons of Egypt,” President Sisi said.
He added that the will of the Egyptians is the main drive and fundamental incentive to complete building the country.
“We renew our pledge, together, to work toward completing our dreams for our beloved Egypt and precious homeland, which was watered with the blood of the martyrs and the sacrifices of all Egyptians; a great and powerful homeland established on the foundations of social justice, human dignity, and a state of institutions that secures for its citizens a decent life. For the sake of our dreams, we will work together to achieve this end,” President Sisi said.
President Sisi said that he responded to the call of the Egyptians and assumed the responsibility they entrusted him.
“I encountered challenges and crises with you; and together we crossed the bridges of hope. Today, as we are approaching the electoral entitlement for taking-on the task of managing the Egyptian State, and as I have promised you for ten years, I don’t initiate except by the call of the Egyptians, whom I call upon sincerely to make these elections a genuine start for a vibrant political life, that embraces diversity, variety and differences, without transgression or harm,” said President Sisi.
“As an Egyptian citizen, before being a President, I was overjoyed by this diversity of candidates, who took the initiative to assume the responsibility. I have the highest appreciation and respect for all of them,” President Sisi added.