Erian: MB Will Not Abandon Democratic Reform
|Wednesday, April 9,2008 11:15|
Dr. Essam al-Erian, head of MB politcal bureau, stressed that Muslim Brotherhood will remain committed to democracy despite its decision to boycott local elections which came in response to the government extreme oppressive measures and not allowing vast majority of MB candidates to run.
""The MB’s decision to boycott local elections is an indication that there is no real elections to participate in; it is futile to go on such a farce", he asserted.
Al-Erian said he is not sure of real forgery in the ballots, but forgery is something expected from the NDP not to win elections, for he denied other oppositionists to participate, but to prove the huge number of voters!
On the other hand, Abdul-Hameed al-Ghazali, political consultant of MB chairman, stressed that the group"s boycott of such a farce is correct, because it is illogical that the group"s members participate in elections from which their candidates were denied after having hundreds of judicial decisions placing their names in the ballots along with the government executives ignorance of such verdicts; consequently, such elections are against constitution and law.