CAIRO, Feb 4 (PTI): Ignoring today's deadline to step down, President Hosni Mubarak gave a clear indication that he will not do so immediately as it will bring "chaos" in Egypt as anti-government protesters started converging in central Cairo demanding an end to his 30-year rule.
Faced with three days of violent clashes between anti- and pro-government groups, security forces braced for a possible showdown as protesters intensified their campaign describing the deadline set for today as the 'day of departure' for the President.
Mubarak, 82, in an interview to ABC news, said he is "fed up" and wants to quit but fears that the nation will "sink in chaos" if he steps down at this stage.
"I am fed up. After 62 years in public service, I have had enough.