FILE- Chairperson of El Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa in a press conference after running for Presidential election, on Monday, 29 January 2018- Egypt Today/Hussein Tallal
CAIRO – 4 March 2018: The campaign of presidential candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa affirmed that there are at least 2 million voters backing their candidate in the forthcoming election – most are members of the Arab tribes.
In a meeting held at the Ghad Party’s headquarters in Downtown Cairo on Saturday to organize the campaign to promote Moussa nationwide, Ossama al-Hawary, the party’s deputy head, said that sons of Arab tribes back Moussa for being a patriot working on rooting democracy and upholding the value of public work.
The meeting was attended by members of the Egyptian Council for Arab Tribes that represents all tribes across the nation.
“The boycott calls are very dangerous,” Moussa said during the meeting, calling on all Egyptians to take part in the 2018 presidential election, which will take place on March 26, and to vote in favor of their preferred candidate. He said that his campaign is based on respecting the competitor and enriching the democratic process that followed the uprising of June 30, 2013.
Moussa announced his intention to run after all other potential candidates bowed out, except for former Military Chief of Staff Samy Anan, who was kept out of the race by the armed forces, which released a statement regarding his disqualification. Moussa submitted his documents to the National Election Authority (NEA) hours before closing the candidacy door.
Moussa has stressed his respect and support for President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in every chance, saying that he appreciates what he has presented to the nation during his first term in office.