- January 7, 2012
Katatni: Abu Baraka Is not FJP’s Legal Adviser, nor Spokesman
Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni, Secretary General of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), denied information published by Egyptian Al-Ahram daily newspaper on the 7th of January 2012 regarding the FJP’s vision for the Constituent Assembly that will draft the new constitution, and refuted what it reported on the subject as completely unrelated to the FJP.
Dr. Katatni stressed that what the paper published in the name of Ahmed Abu Baraka is nothing more than the personal view of a party member, that has not been debated or discussed internally, explaining that Baraka’s view is very much like many other views and visions received by the FJP from inside and outside of the party, all of which are still under discussion, especially since the FJP believes that the formation of the Constituent Assembly must be by consensus and agreement among Egypt’s various political parties, forces, stakeholders, national and professional associations and public figures.
Dr. Katatni pointed out that when the FJP develops any ‘vision’ on any matter related to public affairs, it is only announced by the party leader or the Secretary-General, either in direct media statements or through an official press release declaring the party’s view and vision. Any other statements do not represent the party in any way.
Dr. Katatni explained that Ahmed Abu Baraka is not a legal adviser to the party, nor its spokesman.