The elder son of Egypt’s new president Mohammed Morsi, spotted by a newspaper working as a doctor in Saudi Arabia, says he is planning to stay in the Gulf Kingdom despite his father’s election victory.
Ahmed Mohammed Mursi, a doctor at the Urology and General Surgery department in the eastern Saudi province of Ihsa, described his father’s victory in last week’s election as “natural and expected.”
“No…I am not returning to Egypt…I am staying in my job here,” he told the London-based Saudi Arabic language daily Alhayat.
“My father’s victory will not affect my life here….I only pray to God to support and help him in performing his mission to serve his people and nation.”
The paper quoted Ahmed, who has just married, as saying he called his father to congratulate him on his election as president.
It said the new Egyptian president, an Islamist, has five children from his wife Najla, including Ahmed, three brothers and one sister.