CAIRO: Leader of the Egyptian opposition party ElBaradei asks Egyptian army to save people from “mad” Mursi.
A leading opposition party on Wednesday asked Egypt’s armed forces to intervene in order to prevent further casualties, saying President Mohammed Mursi had “lost his mind” and provoked civil war.
“We ask the army to protect the souls of Egyptians after Mursi lost his mind and incited bloodshed of Egyptians,” said a statement from the Dustour (Constitution) Party led by former U.N. nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei, as quoted by Reuters.
The statement was given out just hours before the army’s ultimatum to intervene if political forces fail to reach a resolution.
The army’s statement said that they were embarking not in a military takeover but aimed to save lives.
Earlier the Egyptian opposition declare President Mursi speech as declaration of civil war.
Another leader of Egypt opposition parties Hamdeen Sabahi has said that ElBaradei to represent opposition in talks with Army.
“Mursi’s clinging to power will lead to bloodshed” said Sabahi while talking about recent developments in the country.
Egypt’s high command says the army is ready to die to defend Egypt’s people against terrorists and fools.
Organizers of the protest movement Tamarod called on Mursi’s military guard to arrest him.