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Pressure builds on Morsi to sack North Sinai governor

Broad spectrum of political parties and movements call on President Morsi to dismiss governor of North Sinai due to lack of security, poor infrastructure and corruption

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Jul 2012
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A broad swath of political parties and groups have called on President Morsi to sack the governor of North Sinai, Major General El-Sayed Abdel-Wahab Mabrouk.

At a meeting on Wednesday at the local lawyers' syndicate, the governor was accused of deliberately trying to sabotage the revolution and block the implementation of Morsi's presidential programme. 

In a joint statement signed by representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, the Salafist Nour Party, the April 6 Youth Movement, the liberal Wafd Party, the Wasat Party, the Constitution Party, the Sinai Youth Movement and the presidential campaign teams of Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, the governor was accused of failing to tackle the deteriorating security situation, improve the governorate's infrastructure or deal with corruption within the administration. 

The governor had refused all efforts to improve the situation and therefore President Morsi should dismiss him from his position, according to the statement.

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