CAIRO: Threats by the Muslim Brotherhood‘s to organize demonstrations coinciding with the May 26 and 27 presidential elections are hollow, Nabil Zaki, the Tagammu Party’s spokesperson, said Monday, adding that he was confident that the military, in coordination with security forces, would successfully secure the electoral process.
He added in a statement to Youm7 that the people would not respond to such threats and that Egyptians are keen to participate in the coming elections.
The Muslim Brotherhood had called on its supporters to protest on May 26 and 27. The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy had called on citizens to boycott the elections and delegitimize the “military coup.”
Leading member of the Salafi Nour Party, Shabaan Abdel Aleem, criticized the calls by the Brotherhood to organize demonstrations, blaming them for the “state of chaos dominating the country.”
He added in a statement to Al-Mogaz website that demonstrators should commit to peaceful protests and that the “people are tired of the increasing violence from their demonstrations.”
Khaled Okasha, a security expert, claimed that the leaders of the pro-Brotherhood coalition had conducted a series of meetings with Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis to target a number of governmental institutions on May 26, including the Interior Ministry and security directorates.
He added in a statement to the Saudi Arabian Al-Madina news website that these plans “aim to raise a state of chaos on the streets to pave the way for disrupting the electoral process.”
The Brotherhood has routinely denied all accusations that it uses or incites violence.