Presidential hopeful Moussa Mostafa Moussa has urged Egyptians to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential election, saying that they are facing an “invisible enemy.”
“We should stand together to prove that our country is working together,” Moussa said during a press conference for his electoral campaign on Saturday. He added that 60 million people have the right to cast their ballots and that they should not take heed of calls for boycotting the election. Moussa also said, “the Muslim brotherhood, as well external parties, seek to persuade people to refrain from participating in the election.”
He also noted, “there is another candidate running for the office [of president] now; it is really a great honour to be this [candidate].” He added that voters have a national role to play in these polls, saying, “Egypt is targeted, as you see, in the Sinai Peninsula and other areas; therefore I would like to thank Egypt’s military for its great role [in combating terrorism].”
Moussa pointed out that he has “great opportunities and development projects to change people’s standards of living in Egypt,” saying that Egyptians cannot afford living with less than EGP 5,000 or 7,000 per month.
Meanwhile, Adel Esmat, spokesperson for Moussa’s electoral campaign, said that there are 30 proposed projects for Egyptians, noting, “our candidate has insisted to not own any of them, all our projects are proposed under the “national capitalism” concept. We are against any kind of monopoly.”
Moussa, chairperson of El-Ghad Party, announced his plans to seek the presidency at the end of January. He submitted his official papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) just minutes before the final deadline and is the sole challenger to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the polls set to be held from 26-28 March.