Abul-Fotouh campaign staffer regrets failure to ally with Sabbahi

Friday 25 May 2012

A representative from Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh's campaign tells Ahram Online that the vote has been split between the two candidates, preventing either from reaching the crucial runoffs

Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh
Egyptian presidential candidate and a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh (Photo: Reuters)

In a phone conversation this morning, Nesma Youssef, a representative of Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh's campaign in 6 October City, located on the outskirts of Cairo, described to Ahram Online how she felt, as incoming results indicate a two-horse race between Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq.

"I didn't sleep until 4am," she said. "How did Shafiq get all these votes? Really, how? I am extremely depressed. I will pray that Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abul-Fotouh will be cursed for leaving us to choose between Shafiq and Morsi in the runoffs.

"One of them should have stepped down for the other, just like Abdallah El-Ashaal helped Morsi in polling stations. We wouldn’t have lost. I am in shock.

"Hamdeen did really well among all governorates; he came in first place in 6 October, and Abul-Fotouh came second. Morsi and Shafiq trailed way behind in fourth and fifth places respectively. I don’t know what to do."

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