I found a tweet by POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) that shares an image whose title is:
Dropping like flies: Sisi's purge of potential candidates in Egypt's presidential "election":
The full image contains a description on how real candidates have been banned from competing in the presidential election that is going to be hold on March 26-28:
(click to see it full size)
I was specially surprised by this one:
Ahmed Konsowa ARMY COLONEL. Konsawa declared his intention to run November 30, 2017. Subsequently, he was detained for 15 days and sentenced to six years in prison by a military court for announcing his candidacy in uniform—though Sisi did the same in 2014.
I found some news like Egyptian army officer jailed after announcing presidential candidacy: lawyer, family and Wife of Armed Forces officer and presidential hopeful Konsowa says he is being ‘treated well’ in detention and found some kind of confirmation on that:
He now faces charges of publishing a video in which he espoused his political views and violating military code and procedure.
Then it states:
According to Konsowa, he has attempted to resign from his military post countless times since March 2014 — a decision he said was spurred by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement of his candidacy in the 2014 presidential elections — but has been impeded by what he called bureaucratic red tape.
All in all, it looks like he was imprisoned for publishing political views on Facebook while being a member of the army. However, he states that this is the exact same thing that the current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did on 2014, since he was the General Commander of the Armed Forces when he ran for presidency.
So: did Konsowa really violate any law from the Army? Did el-Sisi also violate that?
Also: can he be on the ballot? What is the law applying here?