Nour party rejects “inappropriate” remarks  by 50-member committee spokesman
Mohamed Salmawy, the 50-member committee spokesperson - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt’s Salafist Nour Party denounced remarks made by the spokesperson of the 50-Member Committee, Mohamed Salmawy, who described the Islamist party as being “spoiled” by the current administration.


In a statement on Saturday leading Nour Party member Salah Abdel Maaboud condemned Salmawy’s statements, calling them “inappropriate”.


“Everything  Salmawy said about the party was fabrication. He should have kept himself distanced as an official,” Maaboud added.


Maaboud expressed astonishment over the statement, signaling that it only represents one member in the 50-Member Committee.


He added, “The Shura Council was dissolved in violation to what political powers had agreed upon, and without discussing the matter with the Nour Party.”


“Also, the interim government was made up of one single current, the National Salvation Front, without taking the party’s opinion” into consideration, he added. “Moreover, a constitutional decree was issued without discussion. After all this, they consider the party ‘spoiled’ because it reviewed its vision in accordance with what was agreed upon earlier.”


Last week, Maaboud threatened to withdraw from the committee if any amendments are made to articles related to the Islamic identity of the Egyptian state.


In a televised interview, Salmawy said that the Nour Party is “spoiled” by the Mansour administration, whilst commenting on the party’s situation in the committee.


Translated from Youm7.

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