Egypt’s army said on Tuesday that an announcement by former chief of staff Sami Anan that he intends to run for president in an upcoming election amounts to incitement against the military، and that it was summoning him over the issue، Reuters reported.
An army spokesman said in a televised statement that Anan’s announcement was intended to drive a wedge between the armed forces and the Egyptian people.
The statement said Anan had falsified official documents which stated his military service had terminated، which was required for former military officials to run for election.
The armed forces also announced that it would refer Sami Annan to investigate for running for president without a permission.
Extra News satellite channel broadcasted a video of the armed forces statement.