CAIRO: Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign published a statement by the presidential candidate addressing the nation early Wednesday, in which he says he has no intention of withdrawing from the presidential election, despite his objections to the extension of elections to a third day.
“I knew that millions of the Egyptians are waiting for a special situation may have critical affect on the home’s future. I know that each one of you have the reasons indicate that his thought (withdrawal from the presidential bid) is the right choice,” he said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
“We therefore hold the High Presidential Elections Committee, the government and security forces fully responsible for the transparency, honesty and seriousness of the electoral process,” Sabbahi added.
Sabbahi supporters created a hashtag on Twitter “Withdraw Hamdeen,” calling on him to withdraw from the race in protest against HPEC’s extension decision.
Both campaigns of the two presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and his rival Abdel Fatah al-Sisi tendered an official memorandum to HPEC Tuesday, expressing their disapproval of extending voting to a third day.
Sources inside Sabbahi’s campaign told The Cairo Post that he would not withdraw from the bid and he also denied rumors about mass resignations inside the campaign over HPEC’s decision.