Egypt's Defence Minister Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi believes the Egyptian people could revolt against him if he does not resolve their problems.
"I believe the Egyptian people could revolt against me, because they expect me to resolve their problems. But the solutions to your problems are in your own hands, not anyone else's," Al-Sisi told an army battalion graduation ceremony on Tuesday.
"Do not believe that anyone can solve the Egyptian people's problems but yourselves. We must stand united to solve Egypt's problems," he warned the young soldiers.
"Egyptians who care about their Egypt should work harder and spend greater efforts to build their country," advised the Field Marshal who orchestrated a military coup against Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.
According to Reuters, Egypt's state-run news agency reported that Al-Sisi also indicated in his speech a clear intention to run for president, because he cannot ignore what he calls the "majority" of Egyptians who want him to run.