President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced Friday night that he will run in the fast approaching 2018 presidential election.
The announcement came at the end of a three-day conference, where Al-Sisi and the Egyptian government presented a list of accomplishments in different fields.
اسمحوا لي أن أُعلن ترشحي لفترة رئاسية قادمة، وما أتمناه منكم أن تظهروا للعالم حجم مشاركتكم في الانتخابات الرئاسية بغض النظر عن الاختيار #حكاية_وطن
— Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) January 19, 2018
The president also tweeted his intention to run.
“Allow me to announce my bid to run for the upcoming presidential term and what I hope from you is to show the world the scale of your participation in the presidential election regardless of your choice #StoryOfANation,” the tweet read.
Thousands have already signed endorsements for Al-Sisi, with several campaigns starting mass conferences gearing to support the president.