` Field Marshall `Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s ‘ Announcement ‘ and what he said live to Egyptian Broadcast Media ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – March 29 – Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement that he has resigned as defence minister to run for the presidency was broadcast live by Egyptian broadcast media. This is what he said:

“In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Proud and honourable people of Egypt, today I stand before you in my military uniform for the last time after I decided to end my service as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the minister of defence and military production.

I have spent my entire career as a soldier of this homeland serving its hopes and aspirations and in this way I shall continue.

This is a very significant moment for me. The first time I wore military uniform was in 1970 as a 15-year-old cadet at the Air Force High School, almost 45 years ago. And I take pride in wearing this uniform to defend my country. Today, I am taking off this uniform to defend this homeland as well.

These recent years of our nation’s history have shown conclusively that nobody could become president of this country against the will of the people or short of their support. Never can anyone force Egyptians to vote for a president they do not want. This is a fact.

Therefore, I am here and, in all humility, I come before you to announce my intention to run for president of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Only your support will grant me this great honour.

I stand directly before you to speak to you from my heart, as usual. I want to say to you that I am answering the demand of a wide range of Egyptians who have called on me to run for president, to attain this honour.

I consider myself to be what I have always been – a soldier who is charged with serving the homeland.

And I will always remain in the service of this country in any post desired by Egyptians.

Read More – BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26764201

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