There is no doubt about it, the regime’s political common sense is all but gone. I do not know whether this is deliberate or not, but it is noticeable. The large number of mistakes in managing some of the issues facing the state may lead us to deep, strategic problems. Though the full dimensions of these mistakes will not appear yet, the scope of this will become apparent in a while.
The question is, what is happening is in favour of the regime? In the absence of political sense, where is reason? Will those who advise the president to take revenge on politicians for past actions be held accountable? What of those who advise the removal of political and legal advisers from the regime’s inner circle?
The government, for example, is a blatant example of incompetent staff who lack political sense, innovation and creativity. They are lovers of theoretical talks that include incorrect numbers and inaccurate information. A lean programme with no mechanisms to face the challenges which will bring the government tumbling down within a few months as a result of public pressure. Time will tell.
Mr President, read the government’s statement and its programme, and you will find that social justice is an illusion in the government’s imagination. You will find that price hikes over the next few months will eat away at everything and everyone, social security and solidarity pensions, and dignity. By then, you will find the industries have unfortunately stopped their operations due to your unstable financial and monetary policy.
Investment requires financial and monetary stability, respect for the supremacy of law, and stable legislative policy.
Mr President, there are those who think they are loyal employees (the prime minister and his cabinet) and their obedience will justify their superficial vision and poor political sense.
Mr President, your efforts and the efforts of faithful people in the armed forces are wasted by others who think that they are showing their love to you through their actions.
Mr President, if I may advise you, in a time when advice has become crime and he who advises becomes a traitor and revenge in enacted against him for his honesty.
Mr President, you must have politicians, legal and economic advisers—true ones—and I know very well that your advisers will never like it.
Mr President, I trust you fully, however you need to change your footing fast, change your government, and expand the small, single-minded circle surrounding you.
God bless you and your faults. God bless Egypt and its people and its army.
Abdallah Al-Moghazy is the former assistant to both Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and former prime minister Ibrahim Mehleb. He previously served as the spokesperson for President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s electoral campaign. He also held a position on the Youth Advisory Council for the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, and was a spokesperson for the Al-Wafd Party.