Khaled Alam Eddin, who was recently dismissed from the presidential office, said Thursday he would sue President Mohamed Morsy to reveal the truth behind why he was sacked.
Alam Eddin, the president's former environmental advisor, said he would not tolerate what he called 'defamation against himself' and described his dismissal as a 'treachery and betrayal.'
According to a statement from the president's office, Nour Party member Alam Eddin was dismissed because he was using his position for personal gain, which the advisor denies.
'After my dismissal, I convened with a group of jurists and human rights activists who showed solidarity with me and we arranged for a public opinion campaign to clarify my position and how I was exposed to injustice. I also started taking judicial measures against Morsy personally, in order to clarify the cause of my dismissal and [why] he is slandering me in this way and to find out what kind of information the administration has got to condemn me or the assistants who worked with me.'
Alam Eddin told London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday that the real cause behind his dismissal was his continued criticism of the administration and the Cabinet's performance.The Nour Party's recent censure of the Cabinet and administration as well as its joint initiative with the National Salvation Front only added fuel to the fire and confused the president, he added.