The election campaign of Dr. Mohamed El Naschie on Sunday evening withdrew completely from working in a team with presidential candidate Major General Omar Suleiman, after El Naschie's decision to withdraw his own candidacy. El Naschie had sought to bring the members of his campaign along to benefit the former Vice President (Suleiman). Original Arabic from Moheet.com or Google's English translation.
Mohammed Abdul-Samad, campaign manager for El Naschie, said that all members of the campaign reject El Naschie's decision to join the Suleiman campaign, saying
If El Naschie has made this choice for himself, fine, but it can not be imposed on us because we refuse to cooperate with the candidates from the former regime, which raised them, and who were removed from their positions in the 25 January 2011 revolution, and we will not contribute in any way to their return to power.
Abdul-Samad told the Middle East News Agency late Sunday that this position is not directed against Mr. Omar Suleiman personally but applies to all presidential candidates from the former system, adding that if El Naschie chose to withdraw in favor of Ahmad Shafiq or Amr Moussa, they would take the same position.
The Egyptian scientist Dr. Mohamed El Naschie announced last night his withdrawal from the marathon presidential election in favor of General Omar Suleiman and decided to join the presidential team with all members of his campaign because Suleiman was considered to have a better chance of winning and he reflects the same principles as El Naschie.
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