MP Ashraf Rashad، head of Mostaqbal Watan Party “Nation’s future” and a member of the founding committee of the Alashan Tabneeha” (To Build It) campaign، said that the campaign has closed the door to receiving any kind of donations since it has been launched.
In an interview with Sada El-Balad news website، Rashad said that a number of businessmen and MPs offered donations to the campaign but such offers were rejected. He added that this is and will always be a popular campaign، noting that we are not in need for donations.
He added that the campaign was launched to demand that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi run in the upcoming presidential elections in 2018 to serve for a second term in office. In recognition of the magnitude of the internal and external challenges that beset the nation، the critical stage of our region and the world، the national responsibility towards our dear people، the campaign was launched out of confidence of its founders in the loyalty of the President،” he added.
He added that the campaign was launched on social networking sites and gained interaction and broad popular momentum. It aims to ask the president to run for another term to complete the challenges and build and develop Egypt.
He pointed out that the campaign is tantamount a message to the foreign countries that Egypt has no repression، but there is political and opinion freedom.
Rashad said that the campaign is a broaden opinion poll، not only regarding the popularity of the president، but also about the most important problems and pressures experienced by citizens.
Rashad stressed that the campaign ends once the president announced his candidacy.