Sudan bars Egypt’s former presidential candidate ‘Aboul-Fotouh’ from entering the country

Sudanese security authorities Thursday prevented former Egyptian presidential candidate, Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, from entering the country to participate in the general conference of the opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP).

Abdel-Moneim Aboul-Fotouh was stopped by the Sudanese security agents upon his arrival to Khartoum airport and asked to retake the same flight to return back to Cairo from where he arrived, reported Sudan Tribune.

PCP leading member Bashir Adam Rahama who was at the airport to receive him confirmed the ban.

“Yes, he returned to Cairo on the same flight of EgyptAir that took him to Khartoum,” said Rahama.

He further added that he was at the airport with him at the VIP room at Khartoum airport when the security agents notified us the decision that Aboul-Fotouh has to return to Cairo on the same plane that took him to Sudan.

Aboul Fotouh was a prominent figure in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood but he was forced to leave the Islamic movement when he declared his intention to run for the first post-revolution presidential election.

It is not clear why the Sudanese authorities barred the Egyptian politician.