CAIRO: Egypt’s Pharmacists Syndicate will appeal Saturday’s ruling by the Cairo Court for Urgent Matter that put the syndicate under judicial guardianship, according to the Syndicate’s statement on Tuesday.
“The general board of the pharmacists syndicate, along with heads of its branches nationwide had unanimously agreed to take all possible legal measures to challenge the court ruling,” said the syndicate’s head Dr. Mohamed Abdel Gawad.
Saturday’s ruling also called for early syndicate board elections.
Abdel Gawad agreed to launch a campaign to collect signatures from pharmacists nationwide to announce their rejection to the ruling.
According to the law, the judicial guardianship would restrict the ability of the board to take decisions, therefore the board called for a general assembly meeting June 14 to set date to hold early general board elections.
The ruling was issued following a lawsuit filed by the syndicate’s lawyer, Seoudi Ibrahim, who requested the syndicate’s sequestration on the pretext that its board of directors is being dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The lawsuit also demanded the formations of a committee of 9 members to run the affairs of the syndicate until the board elections are held.
The syndicate’s Muslim Brotherhood-led board of directors lost the majority of seats to the syndicate’s Independent Current in March 2013 elections.