Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Sunday vented its spleen over ongoing concerns over the nomination of its deputy chairman as a presidential candidate.
The group announced earlier on Saturday it would field its deputy chairman, Khairat Al-Shater, as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.
The Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Mohammad Badie, announced Al-Shater’s nomination in a news conference and read out a brief statement from Al-Shater, who was not present.
Leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Morsi said in news statements Sunday evening that his party does not plan to monopolize leading State posts, dismissing attempts to raise fears over Al-Shater’s candidacy.
Billing such reports as “baseless”, he believed that Al-Shater will be a leading hopeful in the presidential race.
He considered that Al-Shater’s candidacy is an “opportunity to carry out the civilized project for a new Egypt”.