Egypt's army accuses presidential hopeful Anan of forgery, incitement against military

Al Ahram

The Egyptian armed forces have accused former army chief of staff Sami Anan of committing a series of "violations and crimes," including inciting against the military and forgery, two days after he announced his intention to take part in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections.

In an audio statement broadcast on state TV, an army spokesman said Anan's announcement amounts to incitement against the military with the aim of "driving a wedge between the armed forces and the Egyptian people."

He added that Anan has forged official documents stating his service with the military has ended in order to run for president. Anan also did not secure the army's consent to stand for the country's top post.

The military has pledged to take "all legal procedures for the violations and crimes" committed by Anan.